Retired Life

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Robin Lyons, author websiteLast month, schools may have been canceled, but the court system was busy sentencing for school-related crimes.

BLOG POST #235: This week, I’m sharing research on a true-crime involving a retired elementary school principal.

He’d worked for the school district for 35 years before he retired and relocated to sunny Florida. As many principals do, he started with the district as a teacher and promoted to principal.

I believe just because someone is a good teacher doesn’t automatically make them the right candidate to be a good principal. Whether or not this man was a good teacher or a good principal is not in question. He simply wasn’t a good person. Read More

Fugitive On The Run

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ROBIN LYONS, AUTHOR, WEBSITEBLOG POST #233: This week, I’m sharing research on a fugitive who has been on the FBI’s Most Wanted List since June 2002.

As always, everyone is considered innocent until proven guilty in court.

On the attached FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives flyer, it states Robert William Fisher allegedly killed his wife and two children—a 12-year-old daughter and 10 year-old-son.

He’s a U.S. Navy veteran and has worked as a respiratory therapist among other public service type jobs. Take a look at the flyer, it seems since the world is battling a respiratory disease, he may be working somewhere in that capacity. Read More

Auto Shop Indecency

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What is far too common in these type cases is the teacher socializing with students after school or on the weekend. That’s a BIG RED FLAG.

It doesn’t matter if the relationship is consensual. Until a student is 18, a sexual relationship with an adult is against the law.

BLOG POST #232: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving an auto shop teacher and one of his students. Read More

Restless Teen

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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Robin Lyons, Author True-Crime ResearchWhile schools have been closed due to COVID-19, state and federal judicial systems are continuing to deliver sentences for crimes related to schools.

BLOG POST #231: This week, I’m sharing research on a true-crime involving a bored teenager.

Small towns make restless teenagers, especially in the summer, when schools aren’t in session. I get it—I was a bored teen growing up in a small, rural town. But destructive acts are not the answer.

Male body parts, racial slurs, swastikas, ‘88’ (a Hitler reference), and obscene comments about a woman were painted on local schools. The racial slurs bumped the misdemeanor crimes to hate crimes—felonies. Read More

Not So Fast

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ROBIN LYONS, AUTHOR, WEBSITEWhile schools were closed due to an abundance of caution with the COVID-19 outbreak, the court system continued to sentenced people for school-related crimes.

This woman thought she’d set herself up for a comfortable retirement life. Not so fast—she received a wake-up call when law enforcement came knocking.

BLOG POST #229: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a high school student finance clerk.

She had worked as a student finance clerk for 19 years before she retired. Almost two years after she’d retired, she was indicted on 222 felony embezzlement counts. Read More