Did you think it was working between us? We tried this all different kinds of ways and I don’t know any other kinds of ways. Do you? We worked like a fucking charm sometimes. What we had was real and it was beautiful and intense and weird and terrifying and there was a time where I couldn’t imagine myself with anyone else. Ever…
“Dylan Klebold, one month after the van break-in, scratched something into another student’s locker. For this, he was detained and then suspended. The dean - Peter Hovarth - later talked to investigators about Dylan and stated: "Talking to Dylan was like talking to a very intellectual person. He wasn’t a stupid kid. He’s not a thug kid that’s getting suspended. He’s a smart, intelligent kid. I just remember the conversation being at a level; that would you know, you’d sit there and you’d think, ‘Wow, this is a pretty high level conversation for a kid like this.’ You could just tell his feelings around, I’m not going to use the word politics again but again, he was too intelligent sometimes I felt for his age. You know, he knew too much about certain things and he spoke too eloquently about knowing the law and why he was being suspended and knowing, just you know, speaking about how society is this way towards people.”“
About the boys and their criticism of authority, society etc:
In his (Krieghauser, a diversion worker) first full meeting with Eric, Kriegshauser showcased his “strict, or kind of black and white” philosophy. They discussed Eric’s medication and mood. The meeting would have lasted fifteen minutes to a half-hour and Eric was, “Very receptive. He was always extremely respectful,” Kriegshauser says. (…) If clients like Eric and Dylan were doing “really well,” Kriegshauser explained, he liked to talk more intimately with them and go beyond the standard checklist stuff. So on August 24, “I brought up how do you feel about diversion, or however it came out. So the conversation basically went about or went around government, rules in society, authority versus not authority, chaos versus not chaos, that kind of stuff.” Dylan sounded like the same Dylan who was critical of society with Hovarth. And Eric and Dylan both railed against blind faith in law and authority. "Eric was anti-government, like just about every other client I have,“ Kriegshauser said. "He didn’t like the fact that he was in trouble. He didn’t like having the man tell him what to do. But he wasn’t belligerent about it. He listened to what I was trying to express to him." Eric and Dylan asked something to the effect of, "What if we smoke pot? What if we don’t agree with the rule that it’s illegal?" Kriegshauser replied, "Well, it’s illegal; and I told you (you) can’t do it, period." Eric said, "Well, it figures, because you’re the authority, which is real typical."