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The Columbine High School Massacre happened on April 20, 1999. The Shooters were Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, two senior students who wanted to destroy the world they lived in. Their motives:
NATURAL SELECTION. KILL all retards, people w/ brain fuck ups, drug adics, people cant figure out to use a fucking lighter. GEEEAWD! people spend millions of dollars on saving the lives of retards, and why. I don't buy that shit like "oh hes my son though!" so the fuck what, he aint normal, kill him, put him out his misery. he is only a waste of time and money, then people say "But he is worth the time, he is human too" no he isnt, if he was then he would swalow a bullet cause he would realize what a fucking waste and burden he was. -- 4/10/98 (Eric Harris Journal Page 1of9).
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold both thought they had something no one else did, Self Awareness (Eric Harris Journal Page 1) they believed that were higher than everyone else because they had this gift, they knew they were going to die soon and so was everyone else (Eric Harris Journal Page 1). After the massacre was over the final body count was fifteen killed (including Eric and Dylan) with twenty-one injured. No one knows exactly what went through the minds of the shooters that lead them to commit such an unspeakable mind but many conclude that, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were influenced to commit the Columbine Killings by: violent entertainment, obsession with weapons, and conflicts with other students.
Dylan Klebold was born in Denver, Colorado on September 11, 1981. He was the second child to Thomas Klebold and Susan Yassenoff. As a child, Dylan was in boy scouts and a pitcher for his little league team (Jefferson County, Colorado Sherriff Suspects Te...


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