Thought to have been planned around a year in advance, Harris and Klebold intended to blow up Columbine High School and harm as many people as possible. Before arriving at the school, the shooters left two backpacks full of explosives in a field about three miles away from the school. The subsequent explosion was meant to serve as a distraction to police as the events at Columbine unfolded. Once at the school, Harris and Klebold planted propane bombs in the cafeteria and waited in their cars. It is unclear how the bombs were planted without notice. The shooters also set timed car bombs in each of their vehicles and, once they realized the bombs inside the school were not exploding as planned, took their guns and walked to the top of a hill on the school’s campus. Though discovered by police and diffused in the evening, the car bombs were supposed to injure first responders and people that survived the initial bombing.
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