The Effects Of Columbine Essay

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The Effects Of Columbine

The 20th of April was the anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School in
Littleton, Colorado. The shooting deaths of 12 students and 1 teacher—and the two
suicides of the teenage executioners and left many others psychologically and physically
damaged. Who's to blame? , On the issue of blame, of this massacre it is not music, or
video games, and not even movies, it's the shooters because everybody is responsible own
actions. However, the parents could have been more involved in their lives. What parent
wouldn't notice their child listening to groups like Marilyn Manson, or I.C.P. (or known
as Insane Clown Possie)(both band lyrics are filled with violence). Although, they were
not totally accepted by the group they considered themselves members of the "Trenchcoat
Mafia". The Mafioso were large family gangs that did the events like the St. Valentines
Massacre and they also made movies about them like the Godfather series, Scar face and
many others. They also controlled Las Vegas for a period of time for money laundering and
other illegal activities.


These activities lead up to April 20 '99. These incidences all commenced the shooting. In
early '98, when Harris and Klebold committed a petty vandalism in the neighborhood this
brings police awareness about the two boys Dylan Klebold, age 16, and Eric Harris, age 17.
In May '98 the Browns, (neighbors of the Harris's) turn in a 9-page print out of Eric's
web site over to the police. The web site was filled with violence, hatred, and
aforementioned threats, in spite of all that there was no action taken. In June of '98
Dylan and Eric began building pipe bombs, the parents fail to notice their activities.
July '98 Eric was playing "Doom"(doom is a computer game) on the Internet, one of the
levels in the game was a layout of Columbine High School. August '98 they set off the pipe
bombs in "Greenbelt" section. That September Dylan and Eric become seniors. In October,
Dylan and Eric's video class project was teeming with antagonism, hostility, and
retribution. November Dylan's girlfriend turns 18 and buys three guns used in the
shooting. At some point in December, Eric is taking Luvox, a psychotropic drug to treat a
brain chemical imbalance. In the New Year their bomb making continues while Eric refines
his murder tactics. February '99 a man sells a TEC-DC9 assault pistol to Eric, later he
goes out shooting.

A month prior to the shooting, the school counselor talks to Eric and his father about his
violent essays written at school. After several incidents, the school guard is told to
watch Eric and Dylan. This day they were "going for the big kill" in a suicide attack to
coincide with Adolf Hitler's birthday on April 20th. That morning in Littleton, Colorado,
Dylan and Eric went on a shooting spree at Columbine High School, killing 12 students and
1 teacher—and the two suicides of Dylan and Eric.


The most commonly asked question is "could anyone have stopped this senseless, horrific
catastrophe?" Some say the police could have taken action when the Browns sent the print
out. Other say it was movies (like the "Matrix") having the Black trenchcoats and killing
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