Essay On Columbine High School Shooting

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Columbine High School was a school in the Jefferson County Public Schools. The school has a big history of events such as the Columbine Massacre. The Columbine Massacre was a school shooting that took place in Jefferson county, colorado. The shooting was caused by 2 boys, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. Eric was a 18 year old boy who had many physiological problems and he was bullied at school. Dylan Klebold was also 18 years old and he struggled with depression and bullying as well. The Trenchcoat Mafia was a group of outcast at their high school. Eric and Dylan were members of the Trenchcoat Mafia but weren’t usually connected with the rest of the group. Most of the kids in the Trenchcoat Mafia weren't popular at school and got bullied. Eric…show more content…
Eric and Dylan had been sent to Juvenile prison for attempting to break into a van. Harris tried to join the Marine Corp but was not accepted because an antidepressant that he was issued in court. When the boys got out they started to become part of the Neo Nazi movement with the rest of the Mafia. Eric started to have sadistic thoughts and Dylan wanted revenge for being bullied.No one showed concern for the boys at all. On the days before the shooting the boys had to acquire weapons and ammo but the boys were underaged. They knew a friend who made a purchase for 2 shotguns and a carbine rifle for them.They had a total of 4 guns, 99 explosives, and 4 knives with them during the incident. The boys tried to blow up the school but the explosives didn't go off. On April,20,1999 11:19 A.M they shot the first students which were Rachel Scott and Richard Castaldo. The next students were Sean Graves, Daniel Rohrbough, and Lance Kirklin on a staircase. The boys made their way to the hilltop beside the school and began to shoot at 5 other students. After that a teacher and student were hit by shrapnel and glass for some of the pipe bombs going off. The police were called by the teacher who was
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