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Columbine High School Massacre

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Columbine High School Massacre

Many people have most definitely heard of the horrifying events of the Columbine High School Massacre. Two shy, bullied, low self-esteemed teenage boys go plant bombs in their school and shoot everyone, right? This is what a majority of people believe and they think the cause behind it has to do with the boys’ clothes, music, and the school jocks and preps bullying them (Rosenburg). This, however, is a misconception. In order for anyone to truly understand what was going on in the minds of these killers, they must first look deeper into the event and know exactly what it is that occurred. They must immerse themselves into the minds of both the murderers and the unfortunate victims. For example, imagine this:

It is a typical weekday for you and your friends. You get up early, get ready and drag yourself to school as you always do. You may ride the bus, get a parent to take you, drive yourself, or carpool. Once you get there you get to your locker and walk around the halls for a bit saying “Hey,” to the friends you pass. Maybe even a “Good morning,” to a favorite teacher or two and then go see that special someone. It seems completely normal as it does every single day. You may evenly possibly wish to yourself that something new, something exciting would happen for once. Little do you know that something entirely unexpected and terrible was about to ensue that will most definitely change your and all of your loved ones’ lives forever.

This is possibly how many of the students at Columbine High School felt on Tuesday, April 20th 1999 (Rosenburg). I’m sure nobody had ever expected what was about to happen to them. All that was probably on their minds was the upcoming graduation in seventeen days (Shepard). On the other hand, however, two boys had something entirely different on their minds that day. They had a plan ready and were determined to show it to everyone who crossed their path.

Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were both...
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