At 11:19 on April 20, 1999 one of the worst tragedies involving kids occurred in Littleton, Colorado. Most people woke up to a day like any other except two teenagers, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris. They took guns with them to their school, Columbine High School, stood at the west entrance ready to shoot students. Thirteen people where killed by this incident and twenty were hurt. Then Dylan and Eric killed themselves, leaving us with the mystery of why they had done what they did.
Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris were teenagers who worked in a pizza parlor together. They were involved in sports in middle school but not in high school. Dylan and Eric were part of a group of kids that dressed Goth. Other kids considered them “uncool”. They had been planning the Columbine shooting for almost a year. We sometimes try to look for someone to blame. In this case more than one person could have contributed to these actions. Dylan and Eric’s parents could have payed more attention to how they were acting, looked in their room, or sat down and talked to them. There were probably kids that would make fun of Dylan and Eric. Also the teachers could have noticed something such as if they were not getting good grades. Any one of these could have preventing this massacre from happening.
What many people don’t understand is why this happened. But we may never know this because the answer disappeared when Dylan and Eric killed themselves. Professionals have studied the situation. What some people think happened was Eric killed out of anger and a wish to live alone and Dylan killed out of depression and did not feel loved. They also might have done it for revenge of being judged and treated badly by other students.
There are a lot of movies, books, television shows, and video games that show violence with guns and people dying. The amount of violence in the media makes some people act more violent towards others. The more violence they see, the more they may feel like it is...
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