-Fort Hood Shooting
-Kurt Cobain suicide
-Eric Harris’s Birthday
-Pennsylvania School Stabbing
-D.H. Conley Shooting
-Henry Ford College Shooting
-John McDonogh School Shooting
Columbine Student: They were all outside shooting down a hill and they shot through the glass.
Camera man: Who were they?
S: Bunch of psychos
CM: Students here?
S: Yeah. Freaks actually.
CM: Did they say anything?
S: No. They just shot. When they were shooting in the library we heard them screaming after they’d shoot someone they’d go “WHOOOO!” Just sick pleasure for them, that’s all it is.
CM: What did the police tell ya?
S: They just said to leave and come over here
CM: Any students hurt
S: There’s a couple laying down over there and some got shot really bad in the library.
Timeline to Columbine, and the aftermath.
January 1998 - Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are arrested after stealing items from a van. After pleading guilty, they are sent to a juvenile diversion program.
March 1998 - Randy and Judy Brown, parents of student Brooks Brown, file a report with the sheriff’s office stating that Harris had threatened to kill Brooks and had written on the Internet that he would like to kill people.
April 20, 1999 - At approximately 11:19 A.M., Dylan Klebold, 17, and Eric Harris, 18, carrying guns and bombs, open fire inside Columbine High School, killing 13 and wounding 23 others before killing themselves.
November 12, 1999 - Mark Manes is sentenced to six years in prison for selling a gun used in the murders to minors Harris and Klebold.
April 2001 - Close to three dozen families of Columbine victims settle suits with the parents of the suspects and gun suppliers. The settlement totals close to $2.5 million. The Harris’ and Klebold’s homeowners insurance will pay a large part and the rest will come from insurance company payments on behalf of the gun suppliers. The family of victim Isaiah Shoels does not accept the settlement.
August 20, 2002 - The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office settles with the daughter of teacher Dave Sanders for $1.5 million.
June 2003 - Judge Robert Blackburn orders the family of Isaiah Shoels to accept a $366,000 settlement in the lawsuit against the gunmen’s families.
August 12, 2003 - The families of victims Daniel Rohrbough, Kelly Fleming, Matt Kechter, Lauren Townsend, and Kyle Velasquez settle a wrongful death lawsuit against parents Susan and Thomas Klebold and Wayne and Katherine Harris, in which the victims’ families claim that the suspects’ parents should have known what their sons were up to before the shootings. The terms of the settlement have not been released.
October 22, 2003 - Home video of the two suspects is released by authorities. In the video, made six weeks before the murders, the suspects are seen in a forested area shooting at bowling pins.
February 26, 2004 - Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar releases an investigative report about the attack. Authorities also release thousands of pages of documents and physical evidence.
September 21, 2007 - The Columbine Memorial, adjacent to Columbine High School, is dedicated and opened to the public.
“Was it really my brother?”
Jessica Holliday, the ‘face’ of the columbine tragedy (the crying girl) says Kevin Harris asked her this when he came to see her family in the immediate aftermath of the massacre. All she could say back was yes. Kevin Harris was best friends with her brother Derek, and Jessica was in the library at the time of the shootings.
Hi hello, as if I have not answered this question before.
I have this blog dedicated to the memory of Eric and Dylan for my own reasons, mainly because of the fact I am fascinated with all things Columbine and especially them.
Please take note, I do not condone what Eric and Dylan did. I think what they did is unjustifiable, they murdered their innocent classmates and then themselves, when they shouldn’t have. I have nothing but the upmost respect for the victims that died that day, because they did not deserve what happened to them in any way whatsoever.
What I care about is how the boys felt prior to the events that lead up to the massacre and their daily lives, how no one noticed how depressed and angry they were, how they were bullied and how they managed to plan out what they did without getting caught.
I am pretty much obsessed, and that’s why I have this blog. Not to fangirl or fantasize about Eric and Dylan, but to keep their memory, alive. After all, they were human beings that were, I don’t know how you would say it without sounding so cliche but “misunderstood.”
In no way am I trying to side with what they did, I just want to know why and what pushed them to the edge to do it.
Not a lot of people like my obsession. And that’s fine.
All I can say is if you don’t like it, please do not look at my page.
That is all.
Most people usually just stare and whisper when they see us. We dont mind because we generally dont like people anyway. Now they have a reason to stay clear of us.
Part of Eric’s “Hitmen for Hire” project summary.