Columbine Article Essay

1197 words - 5 pages

On April 20, 1999, the small town Columbine witnessed a terrible incident where two boys committed a massacre on their school. Columbine High School.

The two boys, Dylan Klebold,17, and Eric Harris, 18, single handedly murdered 12 people and injured another 21. The number of casualties could easily have exceeded, considering that their plan didn't worked out exactly as they had planned, even though it was very thought through.
Their original plan was that the bombs they had planted in the school cafeteria was to explode, and the survives would exit the school through the two main doors, of which Dylan and Eric covered one each. Luckily the bombs didn't go off. Which saved many lives, ...view middle of the document...

Luckily the bombs didn't go off. Which saved many lives, since it was to go off at the time where there would be the highest number of people at the location.

The shooting began at 11:19 a.m. at the west entrance of the school. Their first victim was Rachel Scott who died of shots to the head and torso. Before entering the school and continuing the shooting, they managed to shoot 9 people. The whole incident lasted 43 minutes, where they had managed to kill 12 people and injure 21.
A witness who had locked herself inside a room overhead Eric and Dylan count to 3 in unison, which was followed by two gunshots. They committed suicide.
Pictures from the cafeteria
Pictures from the cafeteria
Facts
Facts

Eric Harris
Age: 18
Killed: 8 people

Dylan Klebold
Age: 17
Killed: 5 people

Eric Harris
Age: 18
Killed: 8 people

Dylan Klebold
Age: 17
Killed: 5 people

August 21th 2012
August 21th 2012
Columbine School Shooting
Columbine School Shooting
By Per, Andy & Mathias
By Per, Andy & Mathias

Reasons
Reasons
The reasons for Dylan and Eric's behavior has been very controversial amongst researchers. The fact that they both committed suicide made the whole investigation a lot harder. Their motives cannot be found. But there has been many suggestions to what the reason was.
Both of the shooters didn't have many friends and were reportedly victims of bullying for around 4 years.
Dylan and Eric were both very interested in videogames. Especially violent games. Espacially games such as 'Doom' and 'Wolfenstein 3D', might have had that effect that they couldn't see the difference between real life and the virtual world.
The reasons for Dylan and Eric's behavior has been very controversial amongst researchers. The fact that they both committed suicide made the whole investigation a lot harder. Their motives cannot be found. But there has been many suggestions to what the reason was.
Both of the shooters didn't have many friends and were reportedly victims of bullying for around 4 years.
Dylan and Eric were both very interested in videogames. Especially violent games. Espacially games such as 'Doom' and 'Wolfenstein 3D', might have had that effect that they couldn't see the difference between real life and the virtual world.
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