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    Thinking of those that lost their lives and those that survived and may be struggling with issues brought about due to this, ie, PTSD, depression etc, thinking of the families of Dylan and Eric as well,
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    Still so very sad.... Where would they be today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shejay View Post
    Still so very sad.... Where would they be today?
    True, maybe great people that would help our
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    Carolyn(1958-2009) always in my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shejay View Post
    Still so very sad.... Where would they be today?
    The possibilities were endless, such a tragedy. RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shejay View Post
    Still so very sad.... Where would they be today?
    It makes me so sad. I always think, “ if only they could’ve gotten beyond high school”.
    I myself was incredibly depressed in HS and attempted suicide. I’m now married and the mother of 3 beautiful little boys. It makes me so sad to think of what almost wasn’t...

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    This is my first post in this thread. I have been a hag for a while but most of my posts were focused on the Station fire. I was reminded of this tragedy while watching a show at NatGeo about the 90's. I had not forgotten that it had happened, but when i saw it on that show i had realized other than what the headlines were at the time, i didn't know that much about this tragedy. In the last year or so i have become very interested reading a lot of the documents on the columbine site that had been posted in this thread as well as other various resources. I just recently watched (and then ordered) the 13 Families program which was very emotional to see. I also have the movie made about Rachel Scott called "I'm Not Ashamed" which was a pretty good movie. It was made as a "Christian" movie so for those who haven't seen it. They focused a lot on her faith and how she touched others in her life. She was a pretty amazing person in my opinion. I plan to order both the Dave Cullen book as well as Brooks Brown's book. In case no one has seen it yet, i saw that there is a new book coming out on Jan. 31st called "Columbine, 20 years later and beyond: Lessons From Tragedy" which has the foreword written by Frank DeAngelis. I'm sure that will be an interesting read.

    This tragedy is just so complicated. There are so many layers to it as well as a lot of unknowns, at least until the remaining documents and videos are released. Were they bullied? Were they the ones that bullied others? Was it bad influence of mainstream media? Music? Video games? Bad parenting? No parenting? It is hard to truly understand the actions of anyone in these situations? The only thing we have to go on is what we are able to see, Eric's Journals, Some of the videos that ARE available, a book by one of the mutual friends they both had. Personally, my belief is that they were unhappy and pissed at the world. Whatever specific "things" that made them feel that way, this was how they chose to deal with it. One thing that Eric and Dylan were obviously good at is deception. They were really good liars and it showed. How they could hide such an arsenal, right under the noses of their parents, is proof of that. They were driven. Whatever it was, they were focused and did whatever possible to pull it off. Is that bad parenting? I don't think so. Were the parents of both completely clueless and oblivious? Absolutely! But that does not equal "bad" parenting. I am not a parent, but i would imagine that any parent would like to think that their children would be nice and would not be capable of something like this. Well, unfortunately, history is showing us differently. It is sad and a shame with so many shootings in schools especially, but with shootings in general, it would appear something has gone wrong somewhere. I can't even begin to fathom how scared and terrified these people were during the attack and what they have had to endure every day after. Especially, those who were permanently disabled by it. I would like to think the old adage rings true, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger". It is hard to believe that 3 months from yesterday will make 20 years. I cannot believe that it has gone by so fast! I sure do hope that all those that lived through that day as well as the families that lost loved ones can continue to be strong and move forward. Anyways, just a few thoughts on this to sort of break the ice. I look forward to engaging in discussion on this with you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markrich View Post
    This is my first post in this thread. I have been a hag for a while but most of my posts were focused on the Station fire. I was reminded of this tragedy while watching a show at NatGeo about the 90's. I had not forgotten that it had happened, but when i saw it on that show i had realized other than what the headlines were at the time, i didn't know that much about this tragedy. In the last year or so i have become very interested reading a lot of the documents on the columbine site that had been posted in this thread as well as other various resources. I just recently watched (and then ordered) the 13 Families program which was very emotional to see. I also have the movie made about Rachel Scott called "I'm Not Ashamed" which was a pretty good movie. It was made as a "Christian" movie so for those who haven't seen it. They focused a lot on her faith and how she touched others in her life. She was a pretty amazing person in my opinion. I plan to order both the Dave Cullen book as well as Brooks Brown's book. In case no one has seen it yet, i saw that there is a new book coming out on Jan. 31st called "Columbine, 20 years later and beyond: Lessons From Tragedy" which has the foreword written by Frank DeAngelis. I'm sure that will be an interesting read.

    This tragedy is just so complicated. There are so many layers to it as well as a lot of unknowns, at least until the remaining documents and videos are released. Were they bullied? Were they the ones that bullied others? Was it bad influence of mainstream media? Music? Video games? Bad parenting? No parenting? It is hard to truly understand the actions of anyone in these situations? The only thing we have to go on is what we are able to see, Eric's Journals, Some of the videos that ARE available, a book by one of the mutual friends they both had. Personally, my belief is that they were unhappy and pissed at the world. Whatever specific "things" that made them feel that way, this was how they chose to deal with it. One thing that Eric and Dylan were obviously good at is deception. They were really good liars and it showed. How they could hide such an arsenal, right under the noses of their parents, is proof of that. They were driven. Whatever it was, they were focused and did whatever possible to pull it off. Is that bad parenting? I don't think so. Were the parents of both completely clueless and oblivious? Absolutely! But that does not equal "bad" parenting. I am not a parent, but i would imagine that any parent would like to think that their children would be nice and would not be capable of something like this. Well, unfortunately, history is showing us differently. It is sad and a shame with so many shootings in schools especially, but with shootings in general, it would appear something has gone wrong somewhere. I can't even begin to fathom how scared and terrified these people were during the attack and what they have had to endure every day after. Especially, those who were permanently disabled by it. I would like to think the old adage rings true, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger". It is hard to believe that 3 months from yesterday will make 20 years. I cannot believe that it has gone by so fast! I sure do hope that all those that lived through that day as well as the families that lost loved ones can continue to be strong and move forward. Anyways, just a few thoughts on this to sort of break the ice. I look forward to engaging in discussion on this with you all.
    Thank you for sharing this. I found "I'm Not Ashamed" on Prime Video and added it to my Watchlist.

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    I'm Not Ashamed bored me to tears.

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