Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold Essays

  • Silence Broken Analysis

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    On April 20, 1999, a massacre happened at Columbine high school in Littleton, Colorado. It took 17 years after the tragedy for one of the gunman’s mother, Sue Klebold, to come forward and speak about the incident. In the video documentary, Silence Broken: A Mother’s Reckoning, she is interviewed by Diane Sawyer on 20/20 and discusses her relationship with her son, what happened inside her home leading up to the tragedy, and about the victims. Diane Sawyer also discusses teenage mental health, the

  • Persuasive Essay On Columbine High School Shootings

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    Colorado, woke up for a normal day of classes. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were two seniors who had been planning something else for the last few years. At 11:19 a.m. both boys were dressed

  • Columbine Shooting Research Paper

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    Columbine Introduction Two boys, One school, Fifteen dead. What happened April 20th, 1999, at Columbine High School? Eighteen year old, Eric David Harris and seventeen year old, Dylan Bennet Klebold open fired on their classmates, killing two people, including themselves. In this essay I will explain what happened and possibly why? What happened? At 11:10 a.m. Eric and Dylan arrive at school. They placed duffel bags of propane bombs in the cafeteria; each bomb set to go off at 11:17. The plan was to kill

  • Social Control Theory Of School Shootings

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    On April 20, 1999, two disturbed teenage boys Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris began a killing rampage at Columbine High School in the suburban town of Littleton, Colorado. This was considered one of the worst school shootings to occur at that time. In the morning of April 20, before noon, the two juveniles had killed 13 people to include 12 students and 1 teacher; they also wounded another 23 people before turning the guns on themselves. This event would change the theories as to why school shootings

  • Columbine High School Shooting Essay

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    Eric Harris did not want to be alone for prom. Eric, a senior, did not want to be alone for one of the biggest gatherings of his high school time (Cullen, 2010). Eric Harris was a typical high school student, he wanted to be part of the peak of high school event, prom. Dylan Klebold was a kid who would follow Eric anywhere and do anything with him. Dylan would try to remain unseen as much as possible. He was a kid that was shy

  • Informative Essay On School Shootings

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    hadn’t even been meant to be a shooting. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris had planned a massive bombing. They had wanted to use propane bombs and pipe bombs in the cafeteria to maximize the number of people who would die. They had planned to set off at 11:17 am which was the beginning of lunch “A” when the most amount of people would be in one room at once. Only the pipe bombs had gone went off and the propane bombs have failed and did not go off. Eric and Dylan had only brought guns and planned on using

  • Mass School Shootings: The Dickenson High School Massacre

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    There are plenty of rants about the planned massacre in Harris’ diary, but often motivation is unclear. However, he does mention it once, “ [S]omeones bound to say "what were they thinking?" when we go NBK [Code name for the massacre] or when we were planning it, so this what I am thinking. "I have a goal to

  • Causes Of School Shootings

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    Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were two teenagers from Columbine, Colorado who are identified as school shooters. This incident is famously known, although prior school shootings exist. Eric and Dylan were introverts, antisocial, and bullied by the jocks. The boys decided they wanted to get revenge for all the bullying they encountered. Williams gave the exact death number: 12 classmates, one teacher, and the boys committing suicide (2008, p. 227). In total 15 people died that day, horribly, this

  • Columbine High School Shooting Case Study

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    motivations the gunmen, Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17. There were speculations that Harris and Klebold committed this vicious crime because they were members of a social outcasts group and as retaliation for being bullied. Through journals left behind, investigators later discovered the teens had been planning

  • The Columbine High School Massacre

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    place on April 20, 1999. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were behind the horrible act. While what they did was one of the worst shootings to ever take place in America, it was a well thought-out plan. The two had planted a small bomb about 3 miles from the school as a diversion so they could go through with their heinous crime a little smoother. The bomb went off at 11:14 AM and started a small fire which was quickly extinguished by the fire department. At 11:19 AM, Harris entered the school equipped

  • Columbine Shooting And Containment Theory Essay

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    containment theory first we can see that Harris had multiple problems in his external containment, he moved around a lot as a child meaning he never settles in one place. His relationships with friends were destroyed many times due to needing to pack up a move on, he one said “I have moved to different houses or locations about six times…I left behind some of the greatest friends I ever had…Loosing a friend is almost the worst thing to happen to a person” (Hong, 2011). Harris’ moved caused him to have a disconnect

  • High School Shooting Essay

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    place that no longer feels safe. These threatening children must be sought out before another school becomes nationally recognized for a shooting. In some cases, killers are not shaped by society, but by genetics. This was a major factor in Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold’s decision to shoot up

  • The Columbine High School Massacre

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    Columbine High School Massacre and How it Impacted Public Security “Do you believe in God?” This was the last thing Rachel Scott, a recently born-again Christian, had heard before telling Eric Harris yes and then being shot to death at point blank range. This quote is from the infamous Columbine High School mass shooting in Littleton, Colorado. This incident caused much outrage and questioning from many parents and students about the safety of their well-being while in school. The concerns quickly

  • School Shooting History

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    year old, Kip Kinkel, first killed his parents at home before driving to school where he fatally shot two students, and wounded 22 others. Littleton, Colorado, on April 20th, 1999, was once the most fatal attack on a school. 18 year old, Eric Harris, and Dylan Klebold, 17, planned out their attack for a year, to kill at least 500 peers, and detonate the school. The shooting killed 12 students, one teacher, and wounded 21 others before committing suicide. Red Lake, Minnesota, March 21st, 2005, Jeffrey

  • Dramatic Suspense In Dave Cullen's 'Columbine'

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    Dave Cullen, had published Columbine ten years after this tragic event had occurred. Two of the students at columbine high school, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, had decided to try and create one of the biggest chaos’s trying to take out over 400 people. This school shooting took place in April of 1999, with 13 dead and around 24 wounded. This event had the country shook, having been one of the most well-known school shootings. In parts one and two of the book, Columbine, written by Dave Cullen,

  • Power Of Bullying In Oklahoma

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    Power of Bullying “Did you know that bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University?” (“Bullying Statistics”). Bullying has become an increasingly popular topic in high schools and middle schools across the country. Throughout the nation there are many schools, organizations, and websites that are used to inform students and teachers about the effects of bullying. But, is only talking about the effects of bullying enough

  • Columbine Whose Fault Is It Analysis

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    for what happened to those poor 13 innocent teenage kids. The Columbine High School massacre was an infamous event that went down as one of the worst shootings to happen to a high school in America. In 1999, a pair of two students named Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold decided to assault a school in Colorado named Columbine High School. Their intent was unknown, and because of that, many people started speculating as to why the duo decided to shoot up the school. Possible causes people came up with included

  • Analysis Of Malcolm Gladwell's Thresholds Of Violence

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    years later, April of 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold launched their infamous attack on Columbine High, Colorado, the slaughtering had continued. Threw the thirty-two killed and seventeen wounded by Seung- Hui Cho in Virginia Tech in 2007. What Gladwell has believed that “school shootings mostly involve young white men”, they were scattered instances of gunmen or bombers that has attacked schools in the years before Barry Loukaitis but had been lower profile. Eric Harris was a classic psychopath

  • Columbine School Shootings

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    Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold went on a school shooting spree in Littleton, Colorado. Their catch phrase became, “Do you believe in God?” (Johnson, 2012). Multiple students were asked this simple question and killed if they answered yes. Harris and Klebold changed education from coast to coast in the United States with the massacre they carried out that morning in April of 1999. Reporters and journalists showed more respect for schools when the idea of school shootings were still very shocking.

  • Thesis Statement On The Columbine Massacre

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    control and school safety. The Columbine Massacre started on April 20, 1999 and two teens started shooting, killing 13 people and wounding 20 or more. 1 The shooting caused a debate on gun control and school safety. The two men were Eric Harris ,18 and Dylan Klebold, 17 who were being bullied and that caused them to do the shooting.2 The event of the columbine massacre affected the people nearest to those killed and disbelief that this could have been on school grounds. The Columbine Massacre changed