These activities lead up to April 20 ’99. These incidences all commenced the shooting. In early ’98, when Harris and Klebold committed a petty vandalism in the neighborhood this brings police awareness about the two boys Dylan Klebold, age 16, and Eric Harris, age 17. In May ’98 the Browns, (neighbors of the Harris’s) turn in a 9-page print out of Eric’s web site over to the police. The web site was filled with violence, hatred, and aforementioned threats, in spite of all that there was no action taken. In June of ’98 Dylan and Eric began building pipe bombs, the parents fail to notice their activities. July ’98 Eric was playing “Doom”(doom is a computer game) on the Internet, one of the levels in the game was a layout of Columbine High School. August ’98 they set off the pipe bombs in “Greenbelt” section. That September Dylan and Eric become seniors. In October, Dylan and Eric’s video class project was teeming with antagonism, hostility, and retribution. November Dylan’s girlfriend turns 18 and buys three guns used in the shooting. At some point in December, Eric is taking Luvox, a psychotropic drug to treat a brain chemical imbalance. In the New Year their bomb making continues while Eric refines his murder tactics. February ’99 a man sells a TEC-DC9 assault pistol to Eric...
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...ree. Rachel’s best friend from forth grade, wiped her tears of sorrow as she kneeled and wrote ”Rachel, I’m so proud of you! I will miss you dearly. You were truly one of my true best friends and I love you from the bottom of my heart.” other messages said, “See you in heaven,” ”You are my hero,” and “You always brought a smile to my face.” Her father wrote, “I love you. Dad. Forever.” Rachel’s funeral was the first weekend services expected to draw a lot of attention from fellow students, teachers, politicians and the former Vice President Al Gore.
These were The Effects of Columbine and even now, we are still effected by a event that happened two years ago. I was in junior high when it happened, and the day after it happened there was a “no trenchcoat” rule and “no Marilyn Manson shirt rule” or anything that was affiliated with being “Gothic”. Since then there has been several more acts of violence on school grounds. In ‘99, I believed there was a bomb threat at our Mission Viejo High School. Columbine will effect us for years to come...
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