Richard Pool was born in 1922 and passed away in 2015 at the age of 93.
Elaine Pool was born in 1924.
On the day of Columbine, at around 6:00 p.m., Pool neighbor Steve Ferguson noticed cars belonging to Pool’s relatives when he got home from work, but he didn’t go over to the Pool’s home that day. He called them two days after.
He said: ,,Elaine, so what’s going on? I noticed the cars over there the night of Columbine. Did something tragic happen to a grandson or granddaughter?’’
Elaine, Eric’s grandmother, said: ,,Yes, I had a grandson that was killed, that was killed in the Columbine shootings.’’
He expressed his condolences and extended his sympathy. Then he asked: ,,Which one was he?’’
Elaine broke down and said: ,,My gosh, he was the killer.’’
He then asked the name of the grandson.
,,Harris’’, his grandmother said.
,,His name is Harris.’’
The weekend after Columbine, Ferguson was doing chores outside his house. Richard Pool, Eric’s grandfather, came over with tears streaming down his cheeks. He was emotionally shot, he tried to explain a little bit what was going on.
Ferguson said: ,,You don’t have to explain.’’ Again, he extented his condolences and his feelings. ,,This has got to be tearing you apart.’’
Mr. Pool acknowledged that, and he just said it’s tough. He said it’s eatin him alive. He said he can’t sleep.
Mr. Pool said: ,,It will never be the same for us, ever.’’
Ferguson does not believe the Pools mentioned their grandson ever again.