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.
The next day, Brian Rohrbough was still without news of his son. He waits anxiously at home for the police to call. At nine in the morning, still no news. He opens the newspaper and sees this photograph.
“There was a picture of my son lying dead on the sidewalk. That was our notification. The sheriff John Stone and the district attorney Dave Thomas - they never contacted us. The coroner never contacted us. We’d learned from a picture in the paper”, Brian says.
“Kyle was the perfect baby! He ate, he slept, and he hardly ever cried. I can remember, early on, that I knew he was different. There was something different about this child. We found out that he had a stroke at birth. So, years of speech therapy, years of working on his fine motor skills, and getting him in to classes that were appropriate for him was always a struggle. Because he appeared very normal, and he was very normal, and he wanted to be normal. Going to Columbine, even for the short time that he was there, was probably the best placement that we had ever gotten.” - Phyllis Velasquez
The first picture is of Daniel Rohrbough’s family on their garden swing which lies over the paving slab that Daniel died on. I think its nice that they have a part of Daniel there with them still they’re embracing the last thing he felt when he took his final breaths , it shows a lot of love.The second picture is of Daniel Rohrbough one of the first to be killed on the 20th of April 1999 at Columbine High School, his dead body lay outside for the whole day on that paving slab.
Columbine High School Graduation day: Eric Harris, Dylan Klebold, Lauren Townsend and Isaiah Shoels would have graduated. Survivors (left to right) Jeanna Park, Lisa Kreutz, and Valeen Schnurr received their diplomas.
“Steve was next. He saw Rachel’s body and collapsed on the floor in tears. Here was his former girlfriend, who still meant the world to him, and his body just failed him. Doug and I had to pick him back up and help him out of there.Of course, when I saw Steve lose it, I was right behind him. All the tears I hadn’t cried up to that point came gushing out, just like everybody else, as I saw Rachel lying there in that coffin”
-Brooks Brown’s account of seeing the body of his former friend and columbine victim, Rachel Joy Scott. (From his book: ‘No Easy Answers’)