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School Violence2



School Violence: The Columbine Tragedy

Tuesday, April 20,1999, is one of the most significant dates to the tragedies of school
violence. It all started 1 year and 6 months ago. It was a normal morning in
Littleton,Colorado the students of Columbine High School had no idea of the tragedies that
would go on durning the day. No one could know, as they went about their normal business,
that beneath the calm, an anger had been raging in the hearts and minds of two students ,
Eric Harris 18 and Dylan Klebold 17, what they had in store as they walked into the
buildng that fateful morning.

At 11:35 a.m. on the 110th anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s birth, the two teenagers, also
members of the Trench Coat Mafia, started a rampage in the cafeteria of Columbine High
School ultimately ending their own lives and the lives of 12 students and 1 teacher
leaving 25 wounded and many seirouly injured. There are many factors that lead to the
unjustifiable deaths of so many. Eric Harris, one of the gunmen, was taking an
antidepressent, a newer serontonergic Prozac clone LUVOX, listed in the manufacturer’s
warning as “frequent” adverse reactions to Luvox are “manic reactions” and “psychotic
reaction.” Of course, psychotic reaction means in laymen terms insanity. The mixture
between this and the psyotrophic veiws of hatered to every race, as stated in his journal,
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