April 20 1999

*Teacher Mentions Natural Selection*

Me: “ERIC HARRIS”

*Someone Likes KMFDM Or Rammstein*

Me: “ERIC LIKES THEM DO YOU LIKE ERIC”

*Someone Mentions They Work At A Pizza Place*

Me: “YOU’RE REINCARNATED ERIC HARRIS”

*Someone Mentions They Got Their Little Sister A Bike*

Me: “ERIICCCCCCCS COMMERCIAL”

*Someone Playing Doom*

Me: “E R I C H A R R I S”

*Someone Wears A Black And White Flannel*

Me: “EEERRIICCC FUCKING HARRIS”

*Someone Starts Eating A Slim Jim*

Me: *Screeching* “ERICCCCC”

8

April 20, 1999

“It brought the nation to its knees, but now that we’ve gotten back up how have things changed; what have we learned?”

16 years later, the nation is still being brought to its knees only to find itself asking the same questions. 

May the Victims Never Be Forgotten:

Cassie Bernall   Steven Curnow           Dylan Klebold
Rachel Scott       Lauren Townsend      Eric Harris
Isaiah Shoels     Dan Rohrbough
John Tomlin       Kyle Velasquez
Daniel Mauser   Corey DePooter
Kelly Fleming     William Sanders
Mathew Kechter            

It's almost 12:08 Littleton time

Step outside if possible and take deep breaths. Maybe look up in the sky if you want to, just try to turn everything off for a minute (even tumblr) and feel that moment. It is the saddest day and moment in Eric’s and Dylan’s life but still it is a moment you have to be aware of.

We are a community no matter our different opinions and believes, and at 12:08 all our thoughts will be the same!

As April draws closer, I’m guessing a lot of us are tense. I know I am. Historically, a lot of copycat shootings happen in April. Most are caught because law enforcement has stepped up since eighteen years ago, but it’s reasonable to be especially nervous this time of year. It’s not only the eighteen-year anniversary, but also Eric Harris’s birthday, which I know has and will tick something people. I think it’s also interesting to note how many school shooters dressed in trench coats or heavy, dark clothes: Dylan and Eric, Adam Lanza, Kip Kinkel, Jason Dean (although fictional), the list could go on. 

One tip I’ve picked up from interviews is this: if you find yourself caught with no way out and are forced to wait until the coast is clear, play dead and cover yourself in blood. Do not move. This has proven to save countless survivors in the past.

Stay safe, make smart decisions, and when keeping Columbine in mind, speak of tragedy gently and respectfully; the family and community’s pain is still very raw, and always will be. Whether you believe there were thirteen or fifteen victims that day, Columbine and the survivors are never something to joke about, or characters you can manipulate.

How To Find Me Basically Anywhere

Friend #1: “Where’s Cass?”

Friend #2: “I Got This.” *Clears Throat*

Friend #2: “There Were 13 Victims Of The Columbine Shooting.”

Me: *Crashes Threw A Window*

Me: “FIRST OF ALL THERE WERE 15 VICTIMS AND SECONDLY FUCK YOU AND YOUR SISTER’S BIKE.”

Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris in the library
  • Eric: "Get up!"
  • Dylan: "GET UP!"
  • Eric: "Stand up right now or we'll blow your fucking heads off!"
  • Dylan: "Fine I'll start shooting then..." (shoots Velasquez) "Woohoo!"
  • Dylan: "All jocks stand up... white baseball cap"
  • Eric: "Pigs are here..." (begins firing out the window)
  • Dylan: (shoots Hall, Ireland, Steepleton) "Yahoo!"
  • Patti Nielson: "our father... who art in heaven.. hallowed be thy name"
  • Dispatcher: "ma'am, you need to forget about praying right now. What's happening there?"
  • Nielson: "They're in here.. they're killing kids... I have to go." (drops phone)
  • Eric: (kills Curnow) "Die! Motherfucker!"
  • Dylan: "WOO!"
  • Kasey Ruegsegger: (after being shot by Eric) "Oh!"
  • Eric: "Stop your bitching! It's merely a flesh wound,"
  • Dylan: (laughing hysterically)
  • Eric: "Peek-a-boo" (kills Bernall)
  • Dylan: (shoots Ireland) "Die! ...down on the floor!"
  • Dylan: "REB?"
  • Eric: "Yeah?"
  • Dylan: "hey, man... there's a nigger over here."
  • Eric: "shoot him"
  • Dylan: "SHIT YEAH!"
  • Shoels: "no...no...no...mom!"
  • (Shoels and Kechter killed)
  • (CO2 bomb detonates)
  • Valeen Schnurr: "oh my god... help me..."
  • Eric: "do you believe in God?"
  • Valeen: "no..yes..."
  • Dylan: "Why?"
  • Eric: "God is gay."
  • John TOmlin: "Don't... done enough?"
  • (shots fired)
  • Dylan: "You think we've done enough?" (laughing)
  • Eric: "nice glasses" (shots fired.. sounds of a scuffle.. shots fired again.. Mauser killed)
  • Dylan: "was he trying to jump you?"
  • Eric: "Yeah"
  • (shots fired... DePooter killed)
  • Dylan: "Look what we have here..."
  • Eric: "What?"
  • Dylan: "just some fat fuck"
  • Dylan: "give me one good reason why I shouldn't kill you."
  • Evan Todd: "I don't want to get into trouble"
  • Dylan: "Trouble! You don't know what trouble is..."
  • Evan Todd: "That's not what I mean... I don't have a problem with you guys..."
  • Dylan: "I'm going to let this fat fuck live... little fat fucking piece of shit... you can have him if you want."
  • Eric: "Let's go to the commons"
  • Dylan: "One more thing" (sound of something smashing)
  • Dylan: "Reb, ya ready?"

Anyone else in the True Crime Community get really excited about something and can’t share it with your friends because they’ll think it’s weird that you like serial killers so you just quietly sit there and get excited by yourself?