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15 December 2009, 12:58 PM   #1
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people say some fair words about what you think about rachel joy scott

6 February 2010, 03:27 PM   #2
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i saw this has had 11 views ppl who view and admire rachael joy scott say some words plz
dont make me think im the only one on kupika who admires rachael

6 February 2010, 04:46 PM   #3
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Who is Rachel Joy Scott?

6 February 2010, 08:05 PM   #4
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Rachel Joy Scott was the first girl too get shot during the Columbine shooting [biggest
school shooting in the united states] in Ohio..

6 March 2010, 11:48 AM   #5
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thank you ‹fιяєвιя∂;;★› I'm glad some people recognize  the name Rachel Joy
Scott. I wil try and find some videos and stories on what happen for those of you who
don't know who Rachel Joy Scott is or you don't know what happened I want to be one of the
ones who continued Rachel's chain reaction.

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Rachel Scott
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Rachel Joy Scott

from Rachel's Tears: the Spiritual Journey of Columbine Martyr Rachel Scott
Born 	Rachel Joy Scott
August 5, 1981(1981-08-05)
Died 	April 20, 1999 (aged 17)
Columbine, Colorado, United States
Resting place 	Columbine Memorial Gardens at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Littleton, Colorado
39°35′56.00″N -104°56′43.01″E / 39.59889°N 103.0547194°W / 39.59889;
Parents 	Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott (b. 1949)
Relatives 	Dana Scott (b. 1976), sister
Mike Scott (b. 1984), brother
Craig Scott (b. 1983), brother
Bethanee McCandless (b. 1975), sister
Larry Scott, uncle
Sarah Scott, cousin
Jeff Scott, cousin

Rachel Joy Scott (August 5, 1981 – April 20, 1999) was the first victim of the Columbine
High School massacre, which claimed the lives of 12 students and one teacher, along with
the two perpetrators, in one of the deadliest school shootings in United States history.

She has since been the subject of several books and is the inspiration for Rachel’s
Challenge, a nationwide school outreach program for the prevention of teen violence, based
on her life and writings. The program's speakers include her father, Darrell Scott, and
brother, Craig Scott.[1] Her mother, Beth Nimmo, has also authored books and is the
speaker for Rachel Joy Scott Ministries, to perpetuate her daughter's legacy.

    * 1 Background
    * 2 The day of the shooting
    * 3 Funeral
    * 4 "Rachel’s Challenge"
          o 4.1 Recent years
    * 5 Awards
    * 6 References
    * 7 Further reading
    * 8 External links

[edit] Background

Rachel Joy Scott was born on August 5, 1981, one of five children of Darrell Scott (born
1949) and Beth Nimmo. Her older sisters are Bethanee (born 1975) and Dana (born 1976) and
her two younger brothers are Craig (born 1983) and Mike (born 1984). Her father had
formerly pastored a church in Lakewood, Colorado, but left the ministry when the marriage
ended in divorce in 1989.[2] The following year, Beth and the children moved to the
Littleton, Colorado, area, where she remarried in 1995.[2] Darrell Scott became a sales
manager for a food company in the Denver area and had joint custody of the children with
their mother.[3][4] As a child, she attended Governor's Ranch Elementary School, and
subsequently Ken Caryl Middle School. Coincidentally, she knew Dylan Klebold since
kindergarten, and she would remain in the same classes with him up until her death (the
two were even members of Columbine's Theater production club)[5] however he never
befriended her and by High School, he would eventually turn against her due to her deep
religious convictions.[6]

At the time of her death, the 17-year old Columbine High School junior was an aspiring
writer and actress, having had the leading role in a student-written play. Described as a
devout Christian by her mother, she was active as a youth group leader at Orchard Road
Christian Center church near Littleton and was said to be known for her friendliness and
compassionate nature. Rachel left behind six diaries and several essays about her belief
in God and how she wanted to change the world through small acts of kindness.[7] Shortly
before her death, she wrote an essay for school stating, “I have this theory that if one
person can go out of their way to show compassion then it will start a chain reaction of
the same.”[8]
[edit] The day of the shooting
See also: Columbine High School massacre

Rachel Scott was shot while eating lunch with a friend, Richard Castaldo, on the lawn
outside of the school's library. She was killed by multiple gunshot wounds to the head,
chest, arm, and leg. Afterwards, her car was turned into an impromptu flower-bedecked
memorial in the school's parking lot by grieving students.

Early news reports said that one of the gunmen, after having first shot Rachel in her leg,
asked the wounded girl if she still believed in God, and that she had simply answered "You
know I do", provoking a second, fatal shot to her head at point-blank range.[7] The FBI
later concluded that this interaction did not take place.[9] Some accounts attributed this
version of events to Castaldo, who was severely wounded in the attack himself. Although
his mother told a Dateline NBC interviewer about the exchange, Castaldo denied telling
this story in a December, 1999, Time magazine interview.[4][6] Despite the controversy
surrounding this issue, Rachel’s parents contend in their book, Rachel’s Tears: the
Spiritual Journey of Columbine Martyr Rachel Scott, that their daughter was targeted by
the killers and died as a martyr for her Christian faith, based on videotapes made by the
teenage perpetrators in which they are said to mock Rachel by name for her beliefs.[6]
[edit] Funeral

Scott's funeral on April 24, 1999, was attended by more than 2,000 people and was
televised nationwide. It was the most watched event on CNN up to that point, surpassing
even the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.[10][11] Roger Rosenblatt of Time magazine
wrote in his commentary that her funeral was "... ineradicable because of the photograph
of your bright and witty face, now sadly familiar to the country, and because of the
loving and admiring testimonies of your family."[12]
[edit] "Rachel’s Challenge"

Scott's father, Darrell, decided shortly after the Columbine tragedy to resign his job and
speak to youth groups and communities, along with Scott's mother, Beth Nimmo, in a
non-profit organization called Columbine Redemption.[4][7][13] Beginning in December,
1999, Columbine Redemption published a monthly magazine, Rachel's Journal, providing
articles by her family and guest columnists, and excerpts from her writings, along with
profiles of other Columbine victims, such as teacher William David "Dave" Sanders.[14]
The April 2000 issue of the Rachel's Journal monthly magazine, with its theme "Triumph
from Tragedy"

Later, Scott established Rachel's Challenge as a non-profit organization, to perpetuate
his daughter's example and the two-page "Code of Ethics" she wrote a month before her
death.[15] Its mission statement is to "motivate, educate and bring positive change to
many young people". The Rachel’s Challenge presentations are given in schools and
communities by members of her family and other speakers, using video footage of the
Columbine High School massacre and its aftermath, combined with Scott’s drawings and
writings, in a campaign to quell school violence, bullying, and teen suicide. As of 2009,
Rachel's Challenge has developed a team of 30 speakers addressing young people in schools
and colleges worldwide about Rachel's example.[15] The Rachel's Challenge program includes
establishing Friends of Rachel clubs in schools, following the initial presentation, to
sustain the campaign's goals on a long-term basis.[16]

Darrell Scott has co-authored three books about his daughter's life and her impact, urging
students to practice compassion and kindness. Newsweek magazine said of him in October
2006, "Though the wounds from his daughter's death will never truly heal, Scott has
devoted his life to preventing future Columbines ...the Rachel's Challenge non-profit
organization — under Scott’s leadership — has reached out to thousands of schools to
deliver a "chain reaction" of hope through school assemblies, workshops and outreach
programs."[17] Scott told Newsweek, "...principals and teachers always need to be on the
lookout for that kid who's isolated, or that's quiet, who always stays to himself, because
that's typically the type of kid who ends up exploding. They also need to create an
atmosphere in the school where students share with someone if they ever hear or see a
threat. We know there have been numerous school shootings prevented because a student saw
another student writing that he wanted to kill someone or something like that. I think
that taking every single threat of any kind seriously is of utmost importance, and again
to me it's cultivating an atmosphere, a climate and a culture where everyone's accepted.
Because when people feel accepted they're not going to do something like Eric and Dylan
[the Columbine perpetrators] did."

Scott’s younger brother Craig, a 16-year old Columbine High School sophomore at the time
of the shootings, was physically unharmed but witnessed several classmates being killed in
the school library as he huddled under a table with two other boys, both of whom were
slain. The next day, he was interviewed at length by Katie Couric on the Today show. The
tearful interview, which NBC did not interrupt with normally scheduled station breaks, was
described a year later by USA Today as "one of the most indelible moments of the

Craig wrote of his sister Rachel, "...her love for people was less conditional than anyone
I knew... It didn't matter to her what you looked like or who your friends were. Another
thing I liked and respected so much was that she made it clear... what her beliefs

He continues to make frequent speaking appearances on behalf of Rachel's Challenge, urging
teens to strive for a classroom "atmosphere of kindness and compassion" to stem school
violence.[20] He is also periodically interviewed on various television programs, such as
20/20, Dateline NBC, and the Today show, to discuss the loss of his sister and his
difficult recovery from the traumatic ordeal he experienced as an eyewitness to the
murderous rampage.
[edit] Recent years
Craig Scott with then-United States President George W. Bush at a White House meeting on
October 10, 2006

At the White House Conference on School Safety held in Washington, DC, on October 10,
2006, Craig Scott addressed the President of the United States, the U.S. Attorney General,
and the Secretary of Education, saying, in part, "Kindness and compassion can be the
biggest antidotes to anger and hatred, and I believe the biggest antidotes to violence.
We've seen bullying stopped, incidents where a student came up with hit lists or plans to
shoot up his school, and told either the speaker or told the teacher about their plans,
but had a change of heart. How have we done it? We've done it with a simple story of a
young girl who believed in compassion, Rachel Joy Scott. But my sister is not the only one
who believes in kindness, and she's not been the only one in her brave stance against the
injustice willing to stand up for the one who gets put down in school, to sit by the
student that sits all alone at lunch, and to talk to or reach out to the one who is
consistently ignored or made fun of. She literally has inspired millions of people to
continue the chain reaction she started...".[21]

In the aftermath of the April 16, 2007, Virginia Tech massacre, Darrell and Craig Scott
were interviewed on various television programs, such as Showbiz Tonight, The Oprah
Winfrey Show, Fox & Friends, and Geraldo at Large, to share their thoughts about school
violence and to remember Rachel Scott near the eighth anniversary of the Columbine
tragedy. Craig Scott urged viewers on the Oprah show two days later to refrain from too
much focus on the shooter, saying "I have found students that actually idolize the two
shooters at Columbine... We've focused on my sister, who's so compassionate and kind. And
from that, that's the opposite of that anger and hatred."[20]

On April 20, 2009, the tenth anniversary of the Columbine shootings, Darrell Scott told
NBC interviewer Natalie Morales on the Today show, "We've seen a lot of lives changed from
her story and our program, Rachel's Challenge, has touched literally 13 million lives over
the last ten years".[15] He said that from September, 2008, to April, 2009, his
organization received 105 emails from teens dissuaded from suicide because of attending a
Rachel's Challenge program.[15] In a separate interview aired the same day, Craig Scott
told Morales that, "I meet a lot of hurting students out there and I share with them my
hurtful story, but I'm not just carrying a sob story around ... I'm trying to share with
them some of the things that I learned to get through it and to be a better person because
of it".[22] As of 2008, Craig Scott has spoken to more than one million people in making
appearances for Rachel's Challenge, while pursuing a career in filmmaking.[23] He hopes to
produce inspirational films and is on the board of directors of the American Screenwriters
[edit] Awards

Rachel Joy Scott was posthumously awarded the 2001 National Kindness Award for Student of
the Year by the Acts of Kindness Association. In 2006, the National Education Association
(NEA) of New York awarded Darrell Scott and Rachel’s Challenge the Friend of Education

In June, 2009, Darrell Scott was selected in a nationwide vote of more than 750,000
baseball fans as the Colorado Rockies "All-Stars Among Us" winner, based on individual
public service for his efforts in starting the Rachel's Challenge campaign.[24] He was
honored along with the other 29 winners representing all major league baseball teams as
part of the pregame ceremonies at the 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in St.
Louis, Missouri, on July 14, 2009.[24][25]
[edit] References

   1. ^ "Rachel's Challenge—Presenters". 2009.
Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
   2. ^ a b Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott (2000). Rachel's Tears—The Spiritual Journey of
Columbine Martyr Rachel Scott. Nashville, Tenn.: Thomas Nelson Publishers. pp. 57, 61,
173. ISBN 0785268480. 
   3. ^ Rachel's Tears, p. 32.
   4. ^ a b c S.C. Gwynne (1999-12-20). "An Act of God?". Time magazine.
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,992875,00.html?promoid=googlep. Retrieved
   5. ^ Template:Http://acolumbinesite.com/victim/rachel.html
   6. ^ a b c Rachel's Tears, pp. 89–92.
   7. ^ a b c "Preserving A Daughter's Spirit". CBS News. 2000-04-20.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2000/04/20/columbine/main186406.shtml. Retrieved
   8. ^ Scott, Rachel (1999). "My Ethics, My Codes of Life". Rachel's Challenge.
http://rachelschallenge.com/LearnMore/RachelsEssay/tabid/1701/Default.aspx. Retrieved
   9. ^ Toppo, Greg (April 13, 2009). "10 years later, the real story behind Columbine".
USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-04-13-columbine-myths_N.htm#.
Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  10. ^ A Columbine Site
  11. ^ "17-year-old girl 'shined for God at all times'", Rocky Mountain News
  12. ^ Rosenblatt, Roger (May 10, 1999). "A Note for Rachel Scott". Time.
http://www.racheljoyscott.com./rjslegacysite/time.html. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  13. ^ Rachel's Tears, p. 181.
  14. ^ Reilly, Rick (February/March 2000). "The Big Hero of Littleton". Rachel's Journal
I (no. 3): 17, 24. 
  15. ^ a b c d "Father remembers Columbine victim" (video). Today show. NBC. April 20,
2009. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/30294052#30307357. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  16. ^ Friends of Rachel program, 2008
  17. ^ "Celebrate Their Lives", Jessica Bennett, Newsweek, Oct. 4, 2006.
  18. ^ Patrick O'Driscoll and Tom Kenworthy, "A 'rough year' for victim's brother", USA
Today, April 19, 2000.
  19. ^ Rachel's Tears, p. 136.
  20. ^ a b "A Columbine Survivor Urges the Virginia Tech Community to Stay Positive", The
Oprah Winfrey Show, April 18, 2007.
  21. ^ White House news release: Conference on School Safety, Oct. 10, 2006
  22. ^ "Columbine changed me" (video). Today show. NBC. April 20, 2009.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/30294052#30294052. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  23. ^ a b "Board of Directors". The American Screenwriters Association. 2008.
http://www.asascreenwriters.com/bod.shtml. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  24. ^ a b Singer, Tim (June 29, 2009). "Scott is Rockies' All-Star Among Us". mlb.com.
Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  25. ^ Newman, Mark (July 14, 2009). "Obama kicks off historic night in St. Louis".
mlb.com. http://wap.mlb.com/news/article/200907145874014. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 

[edit] Further reading

    * Beth Nimmo, The Journals of Rachel Joy Scott: A Journey of Faith at Columbine High.
2001 (ISBN 0-8499-7594-.
    * Darrell Scott, Chain Reaction: A Call To Compassionate Revolution. Nashville, TN:
Thomas Nelson, 2001 (ISBN 0-7852-6680-1).
    * Darrell Scott, Rachel Smiles : The Spiritual Legacy of Columbine Martyr Rachel
Scott. 2002 (ISBN 0-7852-6472-.
    * Vision Video, Untold Stories Of Columbine. 2000 (ISBN 1-56364-365-0). Recounts
Rachel Scott's life and Darrell Scott's teaching

[edit] External links
	Colorado portal
	Biography portal

    * Rachel's Challenge (official website)
    * RachelJoyScott.com, (official website of Rachel Joy Scott Ministries and Memorial
Fund, by Beth Nimmo, mother of Rachel Scott)
    * Transcript of Darrell Scott's testimony, Subcommittee on Crime, U.S. House of
Representatives Judiciary Committee, May 27, 1999.
    * Video of Darrell Scott's Presentation
    * Columbine victims -Rachel Joy Scott
    * "Columbine redemption - Rachel Scott" website
    * Rachel Joy Scott at Find A Grave
here is a page about Rachel I'll get the columbine page next

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Columbine High School massacre
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Columbine High School massacre

Staff and students evacuate Columbine
High School during the shooting.
Location 	Columbine, Colorado, United States
Date 	April 20, 1999
11:19 am – 12:08 pm (UTC-6)
Target 	Students and faculty at Columbine High School.
Attack type 	School shooting, mass murder, massacre, murder-suicide, suicide attack,
improvised explosives
Weapon(s) 	Intratec TEC-DC9, Hi-Point 995 Carbine, Savage 67H pump-action shotgun, Stevens
311D double barreled sawed-off shotgun
Death(s) 	15 (including the 2 perpetrators)
Injured 	24
Perpetrator(s) 	Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold

The Columbine High School massacre occurred on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Columbine High
School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States,
near Denver and Littleton. Two senior students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, embarked on
a massacre, killing 12 students and one teacher. They also injured 21 other students
directly, and three people were injured while attempting to escape. The pair then
committed suicide. It is the fourth-deadliest school massacre in United States history,
after the 1927 Bath School disaster, 2007 Virginia Tech massacre and the 1966 University
of Texas massacre, and the deadliest for an American high school.

The massacre provoked debate regarding gun control laws, the availability of firearms in
the United States, and gun violence involving youths. Much discussion also centered on the
nature of high school clique, subcultures and bullying, as well as the role of violent
movies and video games in American society. The shooting also resulted in an increased
emphasis on school security, and a moral panic aimed at goth culture, social outcasts, the
gun culture, the use of pharmaceutical anti-depressants by teenagers, violent films and
music, teenage internet use,[1] and violent video games.[2][3]

    * 1 Preliminary activities and intent
          o 1.1 Medication
          o 1.2 Journals and videos
          o 1.3 Firearms
    * 2 April 20, 1999: The Massacre
          o 2.1 Shooting begins
          o 2.2 The library massacre
          o 2.3 Suicide of the shooters
          o 2.4 Shooting ends
    * 3 Immediate aftermath
    * 4 The search for rationale
          o 4.1 Psychopathy and depression
          o 4.2 Video games
          o 4.3 Factors explored
                + 4.3.1 Social climate
                + 4.3.2 Bullying
                + 4.3.3 Goth subculture
                + 4.3.4 Music
                + 4.3.5 Choice of date
    * 5 Impact on school policies
          o 5.1 Secret Service report on school shootings
          o 5.2 School security
          o 5.3 Anti-bullying policies
    * 6 Long-term results
          o 6.1 Police tactics
          o 6.2 Gun control
          o 6.3 Memorials
          o 6.4 Becoming part of the vernacular
    * 7 See also
    * 8 References
          o 8.1 Specific
          o 8.2 General
    * 9 Further reading
    * 10 External links

Preliminary activities and intent
Eric Harris (left) and Dylan Klebold (right)

Early warning signs began to surface in 1996, when Eric Harris first created a private
website on America Online. The original site was set up to host Doom levels that he and
Dylan Klebold had created, mainly for friends. Harris also began a blog on the site, which
included jokes and small journal entries concerning his thoughts on parents, school, and
friends. By the end of the year, the site contained instructions on how to cause mischief,
as well as instructions on how to make explosives, and logs of the trouble he and Klebold
were causing. Beginning in early 1997, the blog postings began to show the first signs of
Harris's ever-growing anger against society.[4]

Harris's site had few visitors, and caused no concern until late 1997, when Dylan Klebold
gave the address to Brooks Brown, Harris's former friend. Brown's mother had filed
numerous complaints with the Jefferson County Sheriff's office about Eric Harris,
believing him to be dangerous. The website was filled with death threats towards Brooks,
and Dylan knew that if Brooks had the address, it would make its way to his mother and
possibly result in problems for Harris. Indeed, Brooks Brown's parents contacted the
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, and investigator Michael Guerra was notified of the
site.[4] Guerra discovered the website also contained violent threats directed at the
students and teachers of Columbine High School. Other material included blurbs Harris had
written concerning his hatred of society in general and his desire to kill those who
annoyed him. As the date of the shooting neared, Harris also began noting the completion
of pipe bombs on his site, as well as a gun count and hit list of individuals he wished to
target, although it never mentioned his overall plot.[5] As Harris had admitted to having
explosives, Guerra decided to write a draft affidavit for a search warrant of the Harris
household, but it was never filed.[4][6]

On January 30, 1998, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were caught with tools and equipment
that had been stolen moments earlier from a parked van near Littleton, Colorado.[7] Both
were arrested and attended a joint court hearing where they pleaded guilty to the felony
theft. The judge sentenced them to juvenile diversion where they attended various classes
together, including a class on anger management. Harris also started attending therapy
with a psychologist and continued to do so for about a year.

While in diversion, both adolescents attended mandated classes and met with diversion
officers. They placed out of the substance abuse class, despite Klebold's history of
drinking and a dilute urine test.[8] Both Harris and Klebold were eventually released from
diversion several weeks early due to their good behavior,[4] although they remained on
probation.[9][verification needed] Harris wrote an ingratiating letter to the owner of the
equipment they stole, offering insincere apologies and feigned empathy.[10] During this
time he would often boast in his journal entries about faking regret, and applauded
himself at his deception.[11] Harris continued under his psychologist's care until a few
months before the attack, all while he and Klebold plotted; the pair felt as if they were
at war against society and needed to take action toward those they hated.[4]

Shortly after his and Klebold's court hearing, Harris' blog disappeared and his website
was reverted to its original purpose of posting user-created levels for the game Doom. It
was at this time that Harris began to write out his thoughts and plans in a paper journal.
Despite this, Harris still dedicated a section of his website to posting his progress on
the collection of guns and the building of the bombs used in the attack. After its
existence was made public, AOL permanently deleted the website from its servers.[12]

After Harris complained of depression, anger, and suicidal thoughts at a meeting with his
psychiatrist, he was prescribed the anti-depressant Zoloft. He complained about
restlessness and a lack of concentration to his doctor, and in April was switched to a
similar drug, Luvox.[13] At the time of his death, Harris had therapeutic Luvox levels in
his system. Some analysts, such as psychiatrist Peter Breggin, have argued that one or
both of these medications may have contributed to Harris's actions. It has been claimed
that side-effects of these drugs include increased aggression, loss of remorse,
depersonalization and mania.[14]
Journals and videos

Both Harris and Klebold began keeping journals of their progress soon after their arrests.
The pair also documented their arsenal with video tapes that were kept secret.[4][15]

Journal entries revealed that the pair had an elaborate plan for a major bombing rivaling
that of Oklahoma City. The entries contained blurbs about ways to escape to Mexico,
hijacking an aircraft at Denver International Airport and crashing into a building in New
York City, as well as details about the attacks. The pair hoped that after setting off
bombs in the cafeteria at the busiest time of day, killing many hundreds of students, they
would use their guns to shoot survivors as they fled from the school. Then, as police
cars, ambulances, fire trucks, and reporters came to the school, bombs set in the boys'
cars would go off, killing the emergency personnel, media, and law officers; this original
plan failed when their main explosives did not detonate.[4][16] The pair also kept videos
that were used mainly as documentation of explosives, ammunition, and weapons they had
acquired illegally. In these videos, the shooters also revealed all the elaborate and
creative ways the two had thought up to hide their arsenals in their own homes, as well as
the ways they would deceive their parents about their activities. Some videos contained
footage of the pair doing target practice in nearby foothills, as well as shots of the
areas of the high school they planned to attack.[4] On April 20, approximately thirty
minutes before the attack,[17] a final video had the pair saying goodbye and apologizing
to their friends and families.

In the months prior to the attacks, Harris and Klebold acquired two 9 mm firearms and two
12-gauge shotguns. A rifle and the two shotguns were bought by a friend, Robyn Anderson,
at the Tanner Gun Show in December, 1998.[18] Harris and Klebold later bought a handgun
from another friend, Mark Manes, for $500. Manes was jailed after the massacre for selling
a handgun to a minor,[19] as was Philip Duran, who had introduced the duo to Manes.[20]

With instructions from the Internet, they also built 99 improvised explosive devices of
various designs and sizes. They also sawed the barrels and butts off their shotguns in
order to make them easier to conceal.[4] The two perpetrators committed numerous felony
violations of state and federal law, including the National Firearms Act and the Gun
Control Act of 1968, even before the massacre began.

During the shootings, Harris carried a 12 gauge Savage-Springfield 67H pump-action shotgun
(serial no. A232432) and a Hi-Point 995 Carbine 9 mm semi-automatic rifle with thirteen
10-round magazines, fired 96 times. Harris's other weapon, the shotgun, was fired a total
of 25 times. Harris committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with his shotgun.

Klebold carried a 9 mm Intratec TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun manufactured by Navegar, Inc.
with one 52-, one 32-, and one 28-round magazine. He also carried a 12 gauge Stevens 311D
double barreled sawed-off shotgun (serial no. A077513). Klebold's primary weapon was the
TEC-9 handgun, which was fired a total of 55 times. Klebold would later commit suicide via
a shot to the left temple with the TEC-9.
April 20, 1999: The Massacre
An aerial shot of Columbine High School on the day of the massacre

Note: All times are in Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-6

At 11:10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold arrived at
Columbine High School in separate cars. Harris parked in the Junior student parking lot
and Klebold in the Senior student parking lot at spaces not assigned to them. From these
spots, both of them had excellent views of the cafeteria's side entrance and each one was
covering a main exit of the school. Shortly before arriving at Columbine, Harris and
Klebold had set up a small fire bomb in a field half a mile away from the school. The bomb
was set to explode at 11:14 a.m., and is thought to have been placed there as a diversion
for emergency personnel. The bomb did partially detonate, and caused a small fire that was
extinguished by the fire department.

At Columbine, the pair met near Harris's car and armed two 20 pound (9 kg) propane bombs
before entering the cafeteria a few minutes before the A lunch shift began and placed the
duffel bags carrying the bombs inside. Each bomb was set to explode at approximately 11:17
a.m.[4] Coincidentally, a custodian removed the security camera video tape, rewound it,
and placed a new tape in the slot at the same time they entered the cafeteria. Although
the act of placing the bombs was not recorded, once the new tape was started the bags
could be clearly seen. The bombs had enough explosive power to destroy the entire
cafeteria and bring the library above crashing down, though they failed to detonate. Each
shooter then returned to his car to wait until the bombs exploded. They intended to open
fire on students fleeing the school through the main entrances once the cafeteria bombs
detonated. As they returned to their cars, Harris encountered Brooks Brown, a classmate
with whom he had recently patched up a longstanding series of disagreements. Brown was
surprised to see Harris getting out of a car with a gym bag. Harris had been absent from a
class test that morning. Brown told him but Harris seemed oddly unconcerned. Harris then
warned him, "Brooks, I like you now. Get out of here. Go home." Brown, feeling uneasy,
walked away.[21] Several minutes later, students departing Columbine for lunch noticed
Brooks Brown heading down South Pierce Street away from the school. Meanwhile, Harris and
Klebold armed themselves by their cars and waited for the bombs to explode.
Shooting begins

When the cafeteria bombs failed, Harris and Klebold armed themselves with their weapons,
met, and walked toward the building. They went to the top of the West Entrance steps,
which was the highest point on campus. From this vantage point, the cafeteria's side
entrance was at the bottom of the staircase, the school's main West Entrance was to their
left, and the athletic fields to their right (see the lead photograph at the top of this
page for an image of the staircase in question).
Injuries and deaths in initial incident
1. Rachel Scott, age 17, killed by shots to the head, torso, and leg on a grassy area next
to the West Entrance of the school.
2. Richard Castaldo, age 17, shot in the arm, chest, back and abdomen on the same grassy
3. Daniel Rohrbough, age 15, killed by a shot to the chest on the West Staircase.
4. Sean Graves, age 15, shot in the back, foot and abdomen on the West Staircase.
5. Lance Kirklin, age 16, shot with wounds to the leg, neck and jaw on the West
6. Michael Johnson, age 15, escaped from the grassy knoll with wounds to his face, arm and
7. Mark Taylor, age 16, shot in the chest, arms and leg on the grassy knoll.
8. Anne-Marie Hochhalter, age 17, shot in the chest, arm, abdomen, back, and left leg near
the cafeteria's entrance.
9. Brian Anderson, age 16, injured near the West Entrance by flying glass.
10. Patti Nielson, age 35, hit in the shoulder by shrapnel near the West Entrance.
11. Stephanie Munson, age 16, shot in the ankle inside the North Hallway.
12. Dave Sanders, age 47, died of blood loss after being shot in the neck and back inside
the South Hallway.

At 11:19 a.m., a witness heard Eric Harris yell "Go! Go!" At that moment the gunmen pulled
out their shotguns and began shooting at Rachel Scott and Richard Castaldo, who were
sitting on a grassy knoll to their left (next to the West Entrance of the school), eating
lunch. Scott was killed instantly, hit four times; Castaldo was critically wounded, hit
eight times.[4] It is unclear who shot first and who killed Scott. Many rumors swirled
regarding the causes of the rampage, including the possible targeting of Christians. One
such rumor was that the shooters first asked Scott if she believed in God, then killed her
after she answered affirmatively. The FBI later concluded that this interaction did not
take place.[9]

Harris removed his trench coat and took out his 9 mm semi-automatic carbine, aiming it
down the West Staircase. Daniel Rohrbough and two friends, Sean Graves and Lance Kirklin,
were walking up the staircase directly below the shooters. Kirklin reported seeing them
standing at the top, when suddenly they began shooting at him. All three fell wounded.
Harris and Klebold then turned and began shooting south (away from the school) at students
sitting on the grassy knoll adjacent to the steps, opposite the West Entrance of the
school. Michael Johnson was hit but kept running and escaped. Mark Taylor fell to the
ground, crippled, and played dead. The other three escaped uninjured. As the shooting
continued, Sean Graves stood up and limped down the staircase into the cafeteria's side
entrance, where he collapsed in front of the door. Klebold walked down the steps heading
toward the cafeteria. As he descended, he shot Lance Kirklin once more in the face,
critically wounding him. As Daniel Rohrbough struggled down the steps towards the bottom
of the staircase, Klebold walked up to him and shot him in the back at close range,
killing him. He then continued down the staircase and entered the cafeteria, walking over
the injured Sean Graves, who lay at the cafeteria entrance. It is speculated that Klebold
did this because he was checking to see why the propane bombs had failed to explode. As
Klebold stepped into the cafeteria, Harris began to shoot down the steps at several
students sitting near the cafeteria's entrance, wounding Anne-Marie Hochhalter as she
attempted to flee. After a few seconds, Klebold returned up the staircase to meet with
Harris at the top.
The west entrance of the school after the shooting

The two then shot toward students standing near the soccer field a few yards away, but did
not hit anyone. They threw pipe bombs as they made their way towards the West Entrance,
none of which detonated.[4] Inside the campus, teacher Patti Nielson, seeing the
commotion, walked towards the West Entrance with student Brian Anderson. She wanted to
walk outside and tell the two students to "Knock it off",[22] as she thought they were
shooting a video or pulling a prank. As Anderson opened the first set of double doors,
Harris and Klebold shot out the windows. Anderson was injured by flying glass and Nielson
was hit in the shoulder by shrapnel. Reacting in fear, she quickly stood up and ran down
the hall into the library where she began to alert students inside, demanding they duck
beneath desks and remain silent. She then dialed 9-1-1 and concealed herself beneath the
library's administrative counter.[4] Brian Anderson remained behind, caught between the
exterior and interior doors.

Soon thereafter, at approximately 11:24 a.m., a Jefferson County deputy sheriff arrived at
the scene and began shooting at Harris and Klebold, distracting them from the injured
Brian Anderson.[4] Anderson staggered out of the area and made it into the library where
he ran into an open staff break room, remaining there until the ordeal ended. Harris fired
ten shots at the officer, who then radioed in a Code 33 (officer in need of emergency
assistance). When his gun ran out of ammo, Harris ran inside the school with Klebold. The
pair then proceeded down the main North Hallway shooting at anyone they saw and throwing
pipe bombs. While doing so, they shot student Stephanie Munson in the ankle. She was able
to walk out of the school and make it to a house across the street. The pair then
proceeded to shoot out the windows to the East Entrance of the school. After going through
the hall several more times, shooting at any students they saw (but not injuring any),
they headed back towards the West Entrance and turned to the Library Hallway.

Moments earlier, Coach Dave Sanders had evacuated the cafeteria through a staircase
leading up to the second floor.[4] The staircase was around the corner from the Library
Hallway in the main South Hallway. He and a student turned the corner and were walking
down the

6 March 2010, 11:59 AM   #8
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Death: 	Apr. 20, 1999

Murder Victim. Victim of the Columbine High School Shooting in Littleton, Colorado, on
April 20, 1999. 

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