Inducing Panic

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Robin Lyons BlogBLOG POST #176: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving an 18-year-old high school student.

Valentine’s Day will mark one year since the Parkland High School mass shooting in Florida where 17 people were killed. You’d assume students all around the U.S. knew about the shooting in record time. Social Media spreads news faster than news outlets.

And yet, with all the sadness and fear during that time, 14 days after the Parkland shooting, an 18-year-old high school student posted on social media a warning that he was going to kill two specific staff members on Monday.

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Teenager’s Escalating Behavior

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Robin Lyons Blog PostIf you listen to the mainstream news, it’s been a rough week. There was another school shooting. A North Carolina sophomore shot and killed a classmate.

When the school representative was interviewed, he said it started with bullying and escalated from there.

So far this year, in the U.S., there have been 22 school shootings resulting in 35 people killed—28 were students, and 77 people injured. That’s beyond sad.

It makes me wonder if our correctional system has more young people incarcerated than ever before. The case referenced in this post is part of the equation.

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Inappropriate Social Media Use

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Children nowadays use a variety of social media platforms to connect with their peers. Whether it’s a private message or an open statement made for the world to see, even liking something inappropriate that someone else posted—nothing is private.

In July 2017, Education Week posted 10 Social Media Controversies That Landed Students In Trouble This School Year (2016-2017). It’s an interesting article showing how inappropriate social media posting—thought to be fun—can negatively impact a child’s life. I’m going to spotlight a few scenarios that stood out to me.

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Kill Everyone On Monday

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More schools welcomed students back this week. Hopefully, you saw a fair share of sweet first day photos on Facebook.

You also may have seen on the news last week, a report about a stabbing during an assembly on the first day of school. Days later it was reported the boy liked the girl. The girl wanted to be friends and nothing more. The teen was arrested.

A ‘first-day’ incident that didn’t make the national news was a teen spouting off at his fast-food restaurant job about harming others on the first day of school. The teen was arrested.

BLOG POST #159: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving a 14-year-old high school freshman.

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Stop The Madness

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I’m still deeply saddened by the school massacre that happened in Florida recently. My heart aches for the families and friends who lost a loved one.

Typically, I share case research after the sentencing phase has concluded. However, in this post, I chose to share some recent news that is both disturbing and praiseworthy.

BLOG POST #140: This week, I’m sharing information on specific criminal cases involving foiled school shooting plots.

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