On April 20, 1999 Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17 entered Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. They shot and killed 13 people and wounded more than 20 others before killing themselves.
In 1999 I was living in Vermont, but having grown up in Colorado I still had many friends in and around Denver. The term “horrific” comes to mind. The news was almost unbelievable…how could someone do this?
At that time, the incident seemed like a random, horrible act of two disturbed or deranged individuals.
I had no idea that the massacre would set the stage for so many more to follow.
What memories do you have of this event? How close were you to the people involved? How did it affect you and the people in your life?