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    School systems have changed drastically throughout the United States. One of the main causes for this change is due to the tragedy that took place on April 20, 1999. Columbine High School students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher and injured 21 additional students. The highly planned and intricate attack involved a fire bomb to divert firefighters, propane tanks converted to bombs placed in the cafeteria, 99 explosive devices, and car bombs. The pair eventually took their own lives once they completed their task. (Cullen 18). The Columbine High School massacre will forever be remembered as the worst school shooting in U.S. history, and one that has remarkably changed our nation’s school system. A few specific…

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    The massacre at Columbine High School on April 20 of 1999 was one of the most tragic school shootings in American history at the time. From almost the moment the media aired the event, speculation began as to why Dylan Harris and Eric Klebold would commit such horrific acts. Surveillance camera and home video images flooded the news and the minds of people watching them, imprinting ideas of “bullied outcasts, clad in trench coats, seeking revenge on ‘jocks’ and minorities” (James, 2006).…

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    The school violence at Columbine High School was depressing. I got the chills from watching the video. On April 20th1999, a terrifying event happened at Columbine High School in Colorado. The school massacre involved two students, who were known as misfits. They have been planning the attack for 12 months. There was solid evidence leading up to the horrifying massacre killing 17 individuals including students and teachers. The gunmen did not have a specific group of students to target. The…

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    Dylan Klebold was an intelligent student but had an extremely hard time fitting in at his high school. He befriended Eric Harris and they became close friends due to the similar interests they had. Dylan was hard on himself with his physical appearance, he was very self- loathing and girls did not find him appealing. Depression had a huge impact and was the underlying reason for the actions of Dylan Klebold in the massacre at Columbine High School in 1999. As time went by Dylan’s depression…

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    singular day in a Colorado high school. Dave Cullen’s book Columbine scrutinizes the Columbine High School massacre along with its investigative reports, rumors and murderers. On April 20, 1999, two Columbine High School seniors, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, fail to completely execute their meticulous plan to massacre. However, their open fire at their school rapidly horrifies their community and nation. The press arrives before the SWAT team penetrates the building. Curiosity and bewilderment…

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    just a normal day at Columbine High School, after a long prom weekend. Students were just gathering together in the cafeteria eating lunch. While on Monday, April 20, 1999, two seniors by the name of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold called this massacre Judgement Day. This massacre “Judgement Day” was the largest massacre before the twentieth century. This shooting shocked the whole world, and it still is to this day. People till this day what motivate them to murder thirteen innocent people. Their…

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    I started watching horror movies with my brother when I was about eleven years old. This fascination of serial killers and ghosts led to my interest of documentaries about real life murders and serial killer. The aspect of these killers that interested me the most was that fact that many are “normal” people. How could an everyday person, just like me, have the desire to do something so horrible? Why don’t we all commit such horrible crimes? One of the most infamous cases in the history of…

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    The Columbine High School Massacre was a controversy among society questioning the public. The two teenagers who did this inhumane act were keen playing participants of Wolfenstein 3D and Doom. An estimate of 97% of young adults participate in the entertainment of virtual experiences, influencing the gaming industry whom are responsible for national violent video game sales. Video games contribute to youth violence. I have many reasons to support my claim, the two most significant supporting…

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    ” On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold “murdered one teacher and twelve of their peers” (Senior) inside Columbine High School. The massacre would become the “most lethal” (Senior) in the nation. Almost immediately after the killings took place, the media arrived at Columbine High School. With media comes many myths. After being consumed in the media coverage of the Columbine shooting, Dave Cullen conducted years of research to learn the truth about what happened inside Columbine High…

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    happen: Columbine. This infamous school shooting was not only life threatening for those who were there inside, but also for those caught in the horrible crossfire of media coverage that followed. From the plethora of myths to the shameless actions of the law enforcement involved, the issues of Columbine just seemed to multiply with no one single answer as to why all of this madness was happening. The many myths encompassed everything from who the shooters were to the question of who exactly…

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