cassie stevens

Remembering the Victims of the Columbine High School Massacre

On April 20, 1999, two gunmen took the lives of 13 people at Columbine High School. These gunmen subsequently took their own lives as well, making the death toll 15. Today is the 18th anniversary of the attack. These are the victims, may they never be forgotten. 

Rachel Scott, 17, born on August 5, 1981.

Daniel Rohrbough, 15, born on March 2, 1984.

Kyle Velasquez, 16, born on May 5, 1982. 

Steven Curnow, 14, born on August 18, 1984.

Cassie Bernall, 17, born on November 6, 1981.

Isaiah Shoels, 18, born on August 4, 1980. 

Matthew Kechter, 16, born on February 19, 1983. 

Lauren Townsend, 18, January 17, 1981. 

John Tomlin, 16, born on September 1, 1982.

Kelly Fleming, 16, born on January 6, 1983.

Daniel Mauser, 15, born on June 25, 1983.

Corey DePooter, 17, born on March 3, 1982.

William “Dave” Sanders, 48, born on October 22, 1951.

April 20th 1999

Today, before anything else, we pay respect.

We pay respect to the beautiful souls and victims. To the wounded and to the survivors

To,

Cassie Benall, 17 years 

Corey DePooter, 17 years

Dan Roghrbough, 15 years

Daniel Mauser, 15 years

Dylan Klebold, 17 years

Eric Harris, 18 years

Isaiah Soles, 18 years

John Tomlin, 16 years

Kelly Fleming, 16 years

Kyle Velasquez, 16 years

Lauren Townsend, 18 years

Mattew Ketcher, 16 years

Rachel Scott, 17 years

Steven Curnow, 14 years

William David Sanders, 47 years

You are not forgotten
You are never forgotten

Rest In Peace

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To the 24 that were injured and had survived

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To those who came after, 

To Greg Barnes, 17 years 

To the survivors,

To the parents and friends.

To the Bernall family.

To the DePooter family.

To the Roghrbough family.

To the Mauser family.

To the Klebold family.

To the Harris family.

To the Barnes family.

To the Soles family.

To the Tomlin family.

To the Fleming family.

To the Velasquez family.

To the Townsend family.

To the Ketcher family.

To the Scott family.

To the Curnow family.

To the Sanders family.

To the ones who suffered and the ones who loved

To the people today, who battle inner thoughts, who wake up expecting a fight

For the depressed

For the suicidal

For the bullied

For the dreamers

For the future.

People have learned from this tragedy. People have forgiven, helped, spread awareness and learned to love. People have accumulated knowledge

People do not forget,

April 20th, 1999.

I would like to light a candle for Cassie Bernall, Steve Curnow, Corey DePooter, Kelly Fleming, Eric Harris, Matt Kechter, Dylan Klebold, Daniel Mauser, Daniel Rohrbough, Rachel Scott, Isaiah Shoels, John Tomlin, Lauren Townsend, Kyle Velasquez and Dave Sanders. May you all have found peace wherever you are. You are not forgotten.

Columbine calendar

6 January- Kelly Fleming birthday

17 January- Lauren Townsend birthday

19 February- Matthew Kechter birthday

2 March- Daniel Rohrbough birthday

3 March- Corey DePooter birthday

9 April- Eric Harris birthday

20 April- shooting anniversary

5 May- Kyle Velasquez birthday

25 June- Daniel Mauser birthday

4 August- Isaiah Shoels birthday

5 August- Rachel Scott birthday

28 August- Steven Curnow birthday

1 September- John Tomlin birthday

11 September- Dylan Klebold birthday

22 October- Dave Sanders birthday 

6 November- Cassie Bernall birthday

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We went to visit the Columbine Memorial, and it was an emotional experience. I’ve been reading about Columbine for about ten years, and since we were so close, I wanted to go visit and pay my respects. Some of the stories that came out of this horrible point in history has touched me deeply. We should never forget this tragedy, nor the fact that this keeps happening.

Although each and every one of the victims hold a special place in my heart, I will end with a very popular quote by one of them that I try to live by everyday:

“I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.” - Rachel Joy Scott

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13 of the Victims from the Shooting at Columbine High school( April 20, 1999)

  • Rachel Scott
  • Daniel Rohrbough
  • Dave Sanders
  • Kyle Velasquez
  • Steven Curnow
  • Cassie Bernall
  • Isaiah Shoels
  • Matthew Kechter
  • Lauren Townsend
  • John Tomlin
  • Kelly Fleming
  • Daniel Mauser
  • Corey Depooter

Graves of all 13 columbine victims (Eric and Dylan don’t have graves): from left to right- (the angel one) Kelly Fleming, Lauren Townsend, Steven Curnow, Dave sanders, Corey depooter, (the big picture) Rachel Scott, John Tomlin, Cassie Bernall, Matt Kechter, Isaiah shoels, Daniel Mauser, Kyle Velasquez, Daniel Rohrbough

Never forget these beautiful people. You are missed every single day

  • Rachel Scott, 17
  • Daniel Rohrbough, 15
  • William David Sanders, 47
  • Kyle Velasquez, 16
  • Steven Curnow, 14
  • Cassie Bernall, 17
  • Isaiah Shoels, 18
  • Matthew Ketcher, 16
  • Lauren Townsend, 18
  • John Tomlin, 16
  • Kelly Fleming, 16
  • Daniel Mauser, 15
  • Corey DePooter, 17

i’ll remember you

rachel scott          daniel rohrbough       dave sanders
kyle velasquez      steven curnow          cassie bernall
isaiah shoels        matthew kechter       lauren townsend
john tomlin           kelly fleming              daniel mauser
corey depooter

we take so much time out of our days to focus on the perpetrators i just feel like we need to stop for a minute and think about the victims. 13 victims who’s lives were cut short. 12 teenagers who had their entire life in front of them with hopes and dreams. 13 innocent people were brutally killed that day. we can never forget them. never.

rest in peace to all victims of the columbine high school massacre.


Rachel Scott
Daniel Rohrbough
Dave Sanders
Kyle Velasquez
Steven Curnow
Cassie Bernall
Isaiah Shoels
Matthew Kechter
Lauren Townsend
John Tomlin
Kelly Fleming
Daniel Mauser
Corey Depooter
Eric Harris
Dylan Klebold

you will be missed.