Columbine Massacre : A Day Of Remember Essay

2112 Words Apr 6th, 2016 9 Pages
In the earlier days, schools were the safest places for students. Students were safer than they were at their homes because they were constantly being monitored by the school staffs and other fellow students. Today, school shootings are becoming a huge problem in America. It has become more common for students to express their anger with the intention of hurting or killing innocent classmates. On April 20, 1999 one of the most horrific school shooting occurred at Columbine high school. In order to better understand the Columbine Massacre, readers must get to know the shooters before the incident, acquire details of what happened the day of April 20, 1999, and go inside the mind of the shooters to learn what drove them to commit such a horrific massacre.
More than 18 years ago Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold shot and killed 12 of their classmates and injured more than 20 students. Most people have come to wrong conclusions as to why they did it. In order to better understand their motives we must read about the shooters themselves. The first was Dylan Klebold, born September 11, 1981 in Lakewood, Colorado. As a child, Klebold was described as a very bright kid who had a love for baseball. Klebold’s father was a geophysicist and his mother worked with the disabled. He didn’t seem likely to be a killer. The article “Dylan Klebold” stated that Dylan lived comfortably because his parents provided an upper middle…

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