“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
Eric and Dylan originally planned to go Jonesboro (shooting on March 24, 1998 committed by 11 year old Andrew Golden and 13 year old Mitchell Johnson) on their school, when their plan failed extrodinarly at the worst timing possible. Which is why they had to just basically say, ‘fuck what orignally was gonna go down, guess we’ll go with Plan B.’ Making them America’s most famous school shooting.
Many people think that the video of Dylan and Eric screaming is chilling, but to me they look like they are joking to a degree, and I still see the boys that just wanted to be loved and not treated like shit.
What people fail to realize about those who are interested in the Columbine shooting:
It isn’t done because they are glorifying it, or because it is believed it is right. It is done because they want to get to the facts, to piece together the reasons why it happened, the psychology, they want to remember the victims, all of them, and they search for what the media neglected to report on, that two kids with bright futures and a lot of talent committed a terrible crime because the system failed them, because people failed them, and they saw no alternative.
It isn’t being glorified. It’s being remembered in the most accurate, honest way possible.
The actual weapons used by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold on display at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, February 26, 2004. The majority of the items displayed include the pump action shotguns, pipe bombs, and multiple knives each carried during the attack on Columbine on April 20, 1999.
In the last image you can see the fake guns used during ‘Radioactive Clothing’. Other photos contain objects they possessed but may not have used during the attack.