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Who should be held responsible for the tragic columbine massacre

  1. I remark to her that it was a chilling exchange. According to the motions filed in Jefferson County District Court and federal court, officers deployed two SWAT teams into the school, positioned sharpshooters on nearby roofs, maintained communication with those trapped inside and coordinated efforts to obtain search warrants for the homes of Harris and Klebold.
  2. Harris and Klebold killed 13 people and wounded 21 others during a 16-minute rampage that ended when they committed suicide.
  3. Brooke Jackson the right to represent the family of slain student Isaiah Shoels in its lawsuit against the county and the families of Harris and Klebold.
  4. According to the motions filed in Jefferson County District Court and federal court, officers deployed two SWAT teams into the school, positioned sharpshooters on nearby roofs, maintained communication with those trapped inside and coordinated efforts to obtain search warrants for the homes of Harris and Klebold. When sympathetic well-wishers sent around food for the couple, their lawyer made them throw it out, in case it was poisoned.

Pinterest Dylan Klebold at a restaurant with his family, about three weeks before the shooting. I was never for a moment thinking that he was a danger to himself or to anyone else.

Columbine Shooting

He applied to and won a place at the University of Arizona. Three days before the shooting, he attended his high school prom with a girl. There was one odd incident. Later, she apologised to him. I remark to her that it was a chilling exchange. Klebold says she was never frightened of Dylan, but there is a sense, around that time, that she was walking on eggshells.

I listened to what he said; he asked me to stop, I stopped.

'Dylan had killed children in cold blood': life after the Columbine massacre

And then we circled back and we both apologised. I attributed it to being an adolescent, and it is my deep regret that those behaviours might have indicated something else: That is why I say to people: We have to be able to ask questions such as, do you wish you could just die sometimes?

Have you ever thought about suicide? If you explained suicide to a child, [you might say] your grandfather died because he got sick in his brain and hurt grandma and then he hurt himself.

  1. There was one odd incident. I listened to what he said; he asked me to stop, I stopped.
  2. The other two lawsuits, including one by the family of slain student Daniel Rohrbough, have not yet been served.
  3. The other two lawsuits, including one by the family of slain student Daniel Rohrbough, have not yet been served.
  4. Tom told his wife he wished Dylan had killed them, too.

The Dylan I knew and raised was a kind person. He was conscious-ridden, which is why this is still so difficult for me to understand. Was he saying to me, you were a bad mother?

Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris

But Dylan never showed up. Instead, he met Eric Harris and the two of them made their way to the school carrying guns and explosives.

In fact, according to the US Department of Healthmurder-suicide represents a tiny fraction of the overall suicide rate: She was at work when her husband rang, telling her there had been an incident at the school and yelling at her to turn on the TV. And so the spiral began. They fled their house. Tom told his wife he wished Dylan had killed them, too. Sue wished she could die quietly in the night. In the days that followed, they considered changing their name and moving towns.

When sympathetic well-wishers sent around food for the couple, their lawyer made them throw it out, in case it was poisoned.

  • If you explained suicide to a child, [you might say] your grandfather died because he got sick in his brain and hurt grandma and then he hurt himself;
  • The Dylan I knew and raised was a kind person;
  • County attorneys cited judicial decisions out of Oklahoma and Texas in which law enforcement agencies were not held responsible for the deaths that occurred in a murderous rampage by a postal worker in Edmond, Okla;
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And yet, at the same time and to their intense gratitude, their friends and family rallied around. So I stayed where I had the support of people who knew us.