Late in 2013, Guerrilla Radio with American Spring and Citizens for a Better Camden County launched a joint investigation into the disturbing cases of Kyle and Nicole Lagares.
What began as a look at the use of a charge of ‘educational neglect’ in the Camdenton school district in October of 2010 has evolved into a much more complex story.
The Lagares family’s story is the new American Horror Story.
Part One of this investigation, ‘Suffer the Children’, revealed Kyle and Nicole’s shocking recent history. Signs of neglect and abuse of all varieties present themselves and a pattern of behavior is established by their mother, Amanda Rollins and her boyfriend, Patrick Colgan.
An equally concerning pattern is seen in the involvement of lawyers Ruth Schulte and Barbara VanTine in regards to the Lagares children. Their actions, from the outset, seem to foreshadow what was to come…
‘The Skeleton Key’ is Part Two of this investigation. In it, we look back at 2010. An Order of Protection was issued for Nicole, she was placed on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s web site and a search was conducted by various local law enforcement agencies and DFS.
The Camden County Sheriff Department, who began the alert process, then absconded their duty in enforcing the Order of Protection, overriding a Judge’s authority. They did not take Nicole into protective custody, even though they were ordered by the court to do so.
We also look at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year in Lebanon. Within minutes of being enrolled by Denny in the Lebanon school district, an email was circulated identifying the family as a target for the Director of Special Programs, Tammy Lupardus. Unknown to Denny, Lupardus was a long time enemy of his family. Lupardus even went so far as to file a lawsuit against relatives of the Lagares’. She finally had an opportunity to carve her own pound of flesh…
Also, be sure to read two recent updates in the ongoing Lagares saga. First is grandmother Sherry’s appeal to intercede as a custodian for the children. Second is the case Ginger Lagares now faces as a result of this siege of an American family.
After releasing the first part of this investigation, Patrick Colgan, live-in boyfriend of mother Amanda Rollins, made contact with American Spring. That exchange can be found here.
On February 7, 2014, the Lagares family filed a federal lawsuit under the argument ‘color of law’. The complaint and list of Defendants can be found here.
Audio tapes of a meeting with Lebanon school staff and the Lagares family can be found here, in ‘In Sheep’s Clothing’. These audio tapes were also played, in their entirety, on Guerrilla Radio with American Spring.
‘The Dark Side of Data Sharing’: Audio recordings reveal the depth and magnitude, not only of data sharing through schools, DFS, family courts and private citizens, but how that data can and has been manipulated.
A police report was falsified in order to fabricate a case against a parent…
Audio recordings of the events described in this police report clearly prove the false claim and the cop who wrote the report is questioned about it here. He answers in ‘His Own Words’…
Audio recordings from inside Laclede County DFS reveal corruption and a ruthless agenda. DFS Agent Amy Killion ignores mountains of evidence, hotline calls made against the mother by outside parties and the children’s own words in order to continue to leave the Lagares children in a questionable environment…
As the Lagares family continue to face legal battles, they uncovered the improper appointment of Guardians for not only their children, but ALL children in the 26th Judicial District. Unqualified attorneys have been regularly appointed to act as protectors of children, yet, as this investigation reveals, these appointments are in violation of the Missouri State Supreme Court.
In May of 2014, Guerrilla Radio with American Spring ran exclusive audio that clearly shows the Lebanon PD, in conjunction and at the direction of the Lebanon school district, manufactured a police report accusing Denny Lagares of a crime he simply did not commit. The proof can be found at approximately the 1 hour and 15 minute mark of the broadcast.