Peter Horvath and his dealings with Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold
Excerpt from the Columbine Report, document 5701-5800, page 7:
“That Peter stated he was not totally shocked that Dylan and Eric did this because in his dealings with them he saw the potential for an “evil side”.
That Peter has not dealt with any disciplinary actions against Eric other than the computer hacking incident last year.
That Peter has not dealt with Dylan during the spring of 1998 for an incident where he was caught scratching “something” into a freshman’s locker door.
That Dylan became very agitated while waiting for his father to come to school to discuss the situation with Peter and began pacing around the room.
That when Peter attempted to talk to Dylan and calm him down, he advised that Dylan began cussing at him, although he did not personalize anything toward Peter.
That during the incident, Dylan advised that he was very upset with the school system and the way CHS handled people, to include the people that picked on him and others.
That Peter stated that Dylan was a “pretty angry kid” and he also had the impression that Dylan was upset with his Dad and “stuff at home”.
Children and teenagers tend to inherit or copy the behaviour of the parent of the same sex. Perhaps, Dylan reacted so strongly about his father coming to pick him up because he knew that something like that would make his father very angry.
In Dylan’s diversion files, Mrs. Klebold was asked the question “What happens when you have a conflict with your children or spouse? (Yelling, cussing, leaving, ignoring, etc.) Who does what to whom?,” to which she responded, “loud but controlled discussion”.
The next question that she was asked was, “When do you know a conflict is over?,” to which she responded “people communicate, spend time together”.
As we know, it took a while for Dylan to become very, very angry, but when he did, indeed, become angry, it was quite surprising and even frightening for some people. I am sure that when Mrs. Klebold was working, arguments between Dylan and his father were not that controlled.