Columbine High School Massacre

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Columbine High School Massacre

On Tuesday, April 20 1999, Columbine High School located in Columbine Colorado an unfortunate massacre happened and many teens lost their lives. The two students responsible for this incident were Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. These two senior students were responsible for killing twelve students and one teacher; they were also responsible for injuring an additional twenty one students on their rampage. A few other students were injured while trying to escape the school. Columbine is considered the fourth deadliest school massacre in history. It was said to be that there was not one target but everyone was a target on Eric and Dylan’s rampage through the high school Some early warning signs were
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But from these spots they had an excellent view of the cafeteria where they planned to cause the most damage this was also the main entry and exit to the school. The boys met at Harris’s car and got two twenty pound propane bombs from the trunk of the car and went to the cafeteria where they placed them and planned for them to explode at 11:17a.m. Their intentions were to shoot at the students that were fleeing the school after the propane bombs exploded. That did not happen though the tanks never detonated so they went to plan B.
At 11:19 Eric and Dylan had armed themselves with their weapons and walked toward the building they enter through the west steps which was the highest point in the school and started firing. It was lunch time so all the students were out of class. They entered the library and started shooting at students that were in there targeting jocks and people that they did not like. Eric and Dylan were toying with the fact that they had the upper hand and were able to choose who lived and who died in the massacre. At 12:20 p.m. the massacre ended in the library with the two boys taking their lives. Dylan shot himself in the mouth with his shotgun and Eric shot himself in the temple with his hand gun. The whole rampage through the school that the boys made was forty nine minutes long.
One theory that I have behind this would be the medication that Eric Harris was


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