Columbine shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold during the filming of their creative writing school project; Hitmen for Hire. In the video, the pair talk about shooting and killing other students, an eerily foreshadowing moment considering the nature of their crimes. They were graded exceptionally well for their efforts, and the teacher noted that “Yours is a unique approach and your writing works in a gruesome way — good details and mood setting.“

  • teacher:does anyone know what at the time, was the biggest school shooting?
  • friends:*all stare at me*
  • me:*proudly* the columbine high school massacre in littleton, colorado in the year of 1999. the perpetrators were two men named er--
  • teacher:thanks, jc. um anyway, yeah so columbine was--
  • me:a huge deal considering that type of stuff didn't happen as much back then and...
  • teacher:would you like to teach the fucking class??
  • me:ohmygod could i
it’s time for a cigarette
  • it’s time for a cigarette
  • Eric Harris
  • Radioactive Clothing
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Some moments from Radioactive Clothing

Eric: “Yea, sometimes these clothes, they seem to, they ambush us for us in traps. I mean hell, youremember what happened to Jackson?”

Dylan: Do I.

Eric: God damn

Eric: Smart.

Eric: Here’s the place

Eric: We’ve got a victim over here.

Dylan: Shit. Is he dead? 

Eric: Yea, I think so

Eric: Alright, cool

Eric: it’s time for a cigarette.

“Everyone is always making fun of me because of how I look, how fucking weak I am and shit, well I will get you all back: ultimate fucking revenge here. you people could have shown more respect, treated me better, asked for my knowledge or guidance more, treated me more like senior, and maybe I wouldn’t have been as ready to tear your fucking heads off. then again, I have always hated how I looked, I make fun of people who look like me, sometimes without even thinking sometimes just because I want to rip on myself. That’s where a lot of my hate grows from, the fact that I have practically no self esteem, especially concerning girls and looks and such. therefore people make fun of me… constantly… therefore I get no respect and therefore I get fucking PISSED. as of this date I have enough explosives to kill about 100 people, and then if I get a couple bayonets, swords, axes, whatever I’ll be able to kill at least 10 more. and that just isn't enough! GUNS! I need guns! Give me some fucking firearms!”

- In the months leading up to the Columbine High School Massacre, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold loaded up on guns, bullets, pipe bombs, and attempted to make napalm. The two shooters’ ultimate motive was revenge, as they both felt like loners and wanted everyone else to pay. In his last journal entry on the 3rd of April 1999, Harris wrote “I hate you people for leaving me out of so many fun things.” 17 days later, he and Klebold became the perpetrators of one of the worst school shootings in American history, shooting dead 13 people before turning their guns on themselves.