Saturday, April 20, 2013

14th Anniversary of Columbine


Today marks the 14th anniversary of the Columbine Tragedy. On April 20th, 1999, twelve students and one teacher were shot at Columbine High School, in Columbine, Colorado.

The teenage gunmen were Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.

Both committed suicide after the shootings.

Staff and Students Evacuating the Building

To learn more about the victims go to the memoriam page from The information available has been obtained from the Columbine Report and news.

The best sources for Columbine information and research are the following:

A Columbine Site (Offers good information about the events. Journal entries from the shooters, autopsy information, police reports, information about the victims, the school and the aftermath.)

Columbine by Dave Cullen (This is the best book about Columbine that you will find today. I first read it in 2009 at its release. Cullen spent 10 years working on this book and it gives insight and explanations to the events and the reasons behind it.You'll learn that the shootings weren't about jocks against goths. The boys were very different in their personalities. A devastating but important read).

To read my former Columbine Anniversary posts, see below:

Columbine Woulded Minds Project: 2012 Marks the 13th Anniversary of Columbine

12 Years After Columbine

Columbine 11 Years Later

The events taught us to question, to dig deep, to explore the psychology of sociopathy and death, to know that evil exists, as does true love. We learned what happens when a community bans together. Columbine garnered support from individuals from around the globe. Columbine, we remember you still.

For gay kids (high risk, particular problems)

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