Columbine High School massacre

Columbine High School massacre
Columbine is located in Colorado
Columbine (Colorado)
Columbine is located in the United States
Columbine (the United States)
LocationColumbine, Colorado, U.S.
Coordinates39°36′12″N 105°04′29″W / 39°36′12″N 105°04′29″W / 39.60333; -105.07472 (MDT (UTC−6))
TargetStudents and staff at Columbine High School; and first responders
Attack type
School shooting, mass murder, murder–suicide, arson, attempted bombing, shootout
  • Intratec TEC-DC9
  • Hi-Point 995 Carbine
  • Savage 67H pump-action shotgun
  • Stevens 311D double barreled sawed-off shotgun
  • 99 explosives
  • 7 knives (not used)
Deaths15 (including both perpetrators)
Non-fatal injuries
24 (21 by gunfire)
PerpetratorsEric Harris and Dylan Klebold
MotiveUnknown, but it looked like Harris had psychopathy and Klebold had depression

The Columbine High School Massacre was a school shooting and attempted bombing at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, near Denver, Colorado on April 20, 1999.

Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, two students at the school, came to school armed with shotguns and assault rifles. They walked through the school firing randomly at other students and teachers. Before killing themselves in the school's library, they killed 12 students and a teacher, and hurt 21 other students.

It was one of the first well-known massacres at a school in the United States, and the one with the most deaths until the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007.

After the shooting

After the shooting, many people wanted to know why it had happened. Many people thought that Klebold and Harris had done it because they were bullied, and schools in the United States began talking about how to stop bullying. However, it is now thought that Klebold and Harris were bullies themselves.[2] Other people blamed parts of the media, saying that the lyrics of bands and singers like Marilyn Manson and violent video games that the shooters played might have caused it.

In 2002, filmmaker Michael Moore released a documentary movie called Bowling for Columbine that was about why the shooting happened and about the role guns have in American culture. In the movie, Moore interviewed Marilyn Manson.[3]

Other Languages
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