How come they don't have any survallince of Dylan and Eric in the halls? Wouldn't a school have cameras in the hall?
Prepare for a long post. This question is just another question a lot of people who research Columbine have because they believe that there is footage that hasn’t been released from April 20th. I believe, from what I’ve read, there was a camera in the library, but it was turned off. The “official” statement says that there is no other footage other than what we have already seen. There was a camera in rebel corner (store) facing the steps and the foreign language hall, this camera was supposed to be “unplugged or turned off” but “wasnt working that day”. We referred to it as camera 5 because if it were on the rollover system like the rest it may have been in sequence to 3 other cameras or more. The statement from Keating to Battan was brought up as was camera 5 when Randy Brown posed the questions from the families to Jeffco, here was the response.
=A Request for:
#10) Copies of tapes from camera 5 from Columbine.
JCSO RESPONSE: There is no “camera 5” as referenced by Mr. Brown. On April 20, 1999 there were four surveillance cameras on the outside portion of Columbine high school. The jefferson county sheriff’s office collected seven tapes (2468 and 2469) from these cameras on April 21, 1999. These seven tapes are daily surveillance tapes of after hour activities in the days prior to April 20,1999. The cameras are timed to record every day between 3:00 PM and 5:00 AM the next day. They show the exterior of the library, the exterior of the south entrance and patio, and the exterior of the east entrance. These four views are recorded on a quad recorder that shows the quad (four) images and then cycles through each image, returning to the quad and continuing through the cycle. The videotapes were removed by a law enforcement officer who indicated that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold are not shown on these video tapes.
Camera 5 exists, Camera 5 is displayed on the unreleased F.B.I. maps of the school. Is there any evidence of reference to camera 5 being in non-working condition on Apr. 20, 1999? Information on camera 5 is missing from the investigative files that have been released,, except for its identification in the fBI prepared map that has never been released to the public. Please provide information on camera 5. In addition we would ask that you provide the above-mentioned tapes (Evidence items 2468 and 2469)for review as soon as possible. It is quite irrelevant to us that these tapes do not, per your comments, show Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. The actions of law enforcement, paramedics and other personnel are very important for review and the establishment of a time-line. Please prepare unedited versions of these tapes for immediate release.
A Request for:
#11) Channel 5 tapes (reference p. 9740)
JCSO RESPONSE: Investigative File page number JC-001-009740 is a one-page report generated by Investigator Kate Battan on April 26,1999. In the last paragraph of that report Investigator Battan describes cameras that record specific exterior (outside) areas of the Columbine High School. There is no mention of Channel 5. Please refer to the answer in question 10 for additional information.
BROWN RESPONSE: “Channel 5 tapes” refer to a radio channel in use on April 20, 1999. Please release a copy of these tapes. (please disregard the page # reference. (My error.)
A Request for:
#12) Copies of tapes from the library hall as referenced by Kate Batten (sic) p. 9740 of released pages.
JCSO RESPONSE: Investigative File page number JC-001-009740 does not mention any tape from the library hall. There was no camera in the interior library hall on April 20, 1999. Please refer to questions 10 and 11 for further information.
BROWN RESPONSE: Please note: in your response to quesion 10 on this page, you reference these tapes and acknowledge their existence. “Exterior tapes of the library” can be interpreted in differenct ways. The page number is correct. Please provide a copy for review. Perhaps they will show the LA SWAT team members on their tour of the school.
I have heard that there were also cameras fixed on the West Entrance, but those too, only recorded from 3pm-5am.
I was watching some of their videos and saw what may be cameras.
And then there is this, but I think it is actually a fire alarm.