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69 Responses to 10 Years Later, The Real Story Behind Columbine

  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2009 at 11:50 am
    Link: 10 Years Later, The Real Story Behind Columbine - They weren`t goths or loners. The myths and rumors surrounding the Columbine killings are finally cleared up.
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    moonie_kat Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 12:09 pm
    It won`t load for me.
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 12:13 pm
    Well, that was fascinating.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 12:30 pm
    Damage has already been done though. I doubt that this will inspire hundreds of schools to rip out all their security measures.

    "Ohh they were just failed TERRORISTS! Okay Officer, you can leave, and take the metal detectors with you."

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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm
    Good read. There`s very little you can do to stop someone somewhere at sometime from going mental. Poo happens.
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    thebuck9 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 12:37 pm
    so you mean cnn didn`t get it all right?
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    mylovedied Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 12:52 pm
    "The U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Education Department soon began studying school shooters. In 2002, researchers presented their first findings: School shooters, they said, followed no set profile, but most were depressed and felt persecuted."


    Well.... you dont say?

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    ghostofme Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    God, I was in the 7th grade when that happened. My school literally banned trench coats for fear that the "trench coat mafia" was going to open fire.

    It`s not really a surprise to see how much the media coverage of this drated things up so much.

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    octwilite Female 40-49
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    April 14, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    That was very interesting.. and very disturbing in that their plan had been so much bigger.

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    hwkiller Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    Very interesting!
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    nicalobe Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 1:20 pm
    Wow.... Sorta terrifying....
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    dance4life Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 1:37 pm
    that was very intersting and kinda terrifying. i mean, they were just cold blooded set on murdering people...that`s scary
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    Yawn.
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    dystopia04 Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    that was kinda boring. who cares what happened? its over and now there are laws in place to make sure it never happens again. interesting side note however, was that the ten year anniversary is this monday, 4-20, which is supposed to be "pot day" and it was also hitler`s birthday. also happens to be my birthday too, actually.
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    xRedheadx3 Female 13-17
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    April 14, 2009 at 1:53 pm
    ....that makes it so much worse.
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    ParasyT Male 13-17
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    April 14, 2009 at 1:55 pm
    when i read this part
    "Their rampage put schools on alert for "enemies lists" made by troubled students, but the enemies on their list had graduated from Columbine a year earlier. Contrary to early reports, Harris and Klebold weren`t on antidepressant medication and didn`t target jocks, blacks or Christians, police now say, citing the killers` journals and witness accounts. That story about a student being shot in the head after she said she believed in God? Never happened, the FBI says now."

    I laughed because last year we got taken out of class for two hours for an assembly about the columbine shooting and that was the main subject.. AND IT WAS WRONG!!!

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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 2:01 pm
    "its over and now there are laws in place to make sure it never happens again."

    uhmm...no there arent? there is absolutely nothing but my own morality stopping me from shooting up any public `gun-free` place (school/mall/etc). what laws are you talking about? i know of friends that have accidentally brought their shotgun to school because they forgot it was in their truck. gun-free zones are nothing more than good guy gun-free zones, murderous bastards can bring in any gun they wish.

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    bananajojo Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 2:08 pm
    this is bull crap. they said the girl that got shot in the head for believing in God never happened. Her name was Rachel Joy Scott and her BROTHER was at my school YESTERDAY! they had PICTURES of her! this whole article is discredited. i met her brother. this is like saying the holocaust never happened.
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    snottydyck Male 40-49
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    April 14, 2009 at 2:14 pm
    If everyone was allowed to arm themselves how long would these losers have lasted?? Maybe 20 seconds. SUPPORT THE RIGHT TO CARRY FIREARMS!!!
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    Not to kick off, but... No actually I can`t be arsed.
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    Cheese84o6 Male 13-17
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    April 14, 2009 at 2:19 pm
    I second that bananajojo.
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    roxidied Female 13-17
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    April 14, 2009 at 2:25 pm
    Wow it`s been 10 years already (well another 6 days). That article was so long so I just skimmed through a few lines.

    But having to clarify "the truth" 10 years later just shows how much people are slaves to the media.

    If you`re especially interested in the whole Reb&Vodka thing look for Eric Harris` journals on google. He talks about natural selection and there isn`t much in it saying he was picked on etc.

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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    meaning she was just shot in the head, not shot on the head for believing in god...
  24. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    yeah, thats what i was going to say
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    21skulls Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 2:39 pm
    It was quite a shame. I was in 9th grade, and i was in an outcast in a school locally known for athletics. You can imagine how much fun I had after this whole thing!
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 2:43 pm
    Interesting read, but it seriously took them this long to figure it out?
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    outfire Male 13-17
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    April 14, 2009 at 2:45 pm
    interesting to learn more about this. I had heard about this, and learned various snippets of the story, but never heard the whole thing. I was probably around 3 years old when this happened, so cut me some slack.
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    mikhaillost Female 70 & Over
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    April 14, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    I had a `hit list` at the time this happened. I would have been nine. I kept one until I got suspended for it in 7th grade. I hated the students of my school. It really was just a list of people I didn`t like... or were mean.
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    mikhaillost Female 70 & Over
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    April 14, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    Bananajojo you don`t think her brother might have had a biased view? I would trust the news more than a family member- since they have less involvement personally
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    twinkly1974 Female 30-39
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    April 14, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    STOP! The danger of this story is to minimize bullying-trying to say these two were ONLY bullies who targeted. Frankly, in my opinion, these two were more likely victims who went on to victimize. So, NO, we are not slaves to the media- the long running-theory does not get blown out of the water with this story. It merely shows the effects of schoolyard bullying even more. Sometimes the victims victimize others. The domino effect of our actions on others. The built-up rage is the motive for these two to take it out on others. Outrageous actions for these two young men to take-regardless of motive. But let`s never forget the lesson of the bullied becoming bullies...and in this case, worse.
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    britt566 Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 2:59 pm
    I have a freakin book called "She said yes" about that girl... I feel... like I read that whole book for nothing. It wasted my time... I`m sorry but... this is f*cked up.
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    ultimakewl Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    all that and not a single mention of how they didnt like manson even though the mainstream media put a lot of the blame on him and his music
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    Bat_Girl Female 13-17
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    April 14, 2009 at 3:01 pm
    i think that it is bad to tell us about the boys who did this, after all, they probably did want to become infamous, and they were succsessful.
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    simim23 Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 3:02 pm
    I didn`t care then, and I don`t care now.

    The only thing Columbine ever did was enforce stricter laws in my school. So it sucked.

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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 14, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    Ok so they weren`t bullies, they weren`t goth and they weren`t in the trenchcoat mafia. They were and are still tremendous douchebags.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 3:17 pm
    People keep trying to give them some box to put into so we can instantly narrow down any other kid that`s going to do that. This isn`t Minority Report, you can`t do that.
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    petrock6 Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2009 at 3:17 pm
    Note:
    The shootings occured on the 20th of april, also known as the DAY HITLER WAS BORN.
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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    The media is rarely if ever a reliable source of anything. The fact is psychopaths exist, and sometimes a couple of em get together and do something really drated up. Sometimes it really is nature more than nurture, but as a society it makes us feel better to believe we can prevent this poo from happening. Sometimes you can`t.
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    USFEmoGirl Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    All I am going to say is that the children that died that day and were wounded shall forever be remembered in my mind. R.I.P. to all.
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    Joeyroey Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 4:47 pm
    It was the liberals and Video games fault. Doom taught them to kill!
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 5:04 pm
    either way, people were murdered.. its sad
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    PacoP42 Male 13-17
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    April 14, 2009 at 5:19 pm
    that...is depressing. i was too young to take it in fully when it was on the telly, but now i... D:
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 5:25 pm
    May not be all correct, but does have some interesting information. I believe that all kids in high school should be tested for mental disorders because like in Columbine, people didn`t know the boys had mental disorders.
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 5:41 pm
    This is clearly propaganda to make everybody think that the recession and low-paying jobs are actually *better* for society.


    Seriously though, um whoopdy doo that they weren`t goths or whatever. Knowing that now doesn`t change the stigma AND they still did what they did. Do the reasons matter that much 10 years on? They should have just killed each other and left everybody else alone. Douchebags.

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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    April 14, 2009 at 5:48 pm
    On behalf of all of us who live in Littleton Colorado.(I did live in Littleton but they`ve rezoned a few years ago and now I live in Englewood) I want the record to show that Columbine high school is in unincorporated Littleton. And it is in fact about 8 miles from the city border.
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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 5:49 pm
    Its the economys fault! The economy went back in time and somehow did somthing magical and somthing happened and then this happened! so i blame the economy!
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    April 14, 2009 at 5:56 pm
    Well I could have told you they weren`t goth.
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2009 at 6:54 pm
    These guys weren`t goth! They were "emo" guys with strong "retro-punk" leanings.
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    Akantos Male 13-17
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    April 14, 2009 at 6:56 pm
    Day-um. Those sick motherf**kers.
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    April 14, 2009 at 7:03 pm
    "
    Seriously though, um whoopdy doo that they weren`t goths or whatever. Knowing that now doesn`t change the stigma AND they still did what they did. Do the reasons matter that much 10 years on? They should have just killed each other and left everybody else alone. Douchebags."

    That`s the exact kind of mentality that led to these psychotic killers. Good job, you`re only contributing to the problem.

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    draquoir Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 9:32 pm
    Wow. It was nothing like what I thought. All my perceptions have changed.
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    xx8sic9xx Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 10:06 pm
    those guys were badass
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    OhNoeItsElmo Male 13-17
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    April 14, 2009 at 10:14 pm
    those guys were badass

    ---

    so badass they kept diaries.

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    maceizballin Male 13-17
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    April 14, 2009 at 10:14 pm
    makes me nervous to go to school...
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    xx8sic9xx Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2009 at 10:35 pm
    Yeah, but im sure they called them journals. They shouldve done like a first person video diary of the event, that wouldve been more badass.
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    krazyluv Female 13-17
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    April 14, 2009 at 10:51 pm
    i`m really not surprised at all this `new info` coming out. people were trying to say all this when it first happened ten years ago. but no one wanted to listen because it was easier for people to believe these kids had been victims all their life, so ppl could blame bullying. if ppl came forward like `no, klebold and harris always acted like bullys` it`d be looked upon as insensitive to the poor bullied kids and the families of the victims.
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    krazyluv Female 13-17
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    April 14, 2009 at 10:52 pm
    And LMFAO @ OhNoeItsElmo
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    jamesuyt Male 13-17
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    April 15, 2009 at 3:11 am
    Seriously, you guys shouldn`t be making jokes about this, or calling them `badass`. These guys were sick, not people to appreciate. 13 innocent lives lost.
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    Tinkerbellio Female 18-29
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    April 15, 2009 at 3:59 am
    "I didn`t care then, and I don`t care now.
    The only thing Columbine ever did was enforce stricter laws in my school. So it sucked"

    oh what a shame u had a harder time at school, screw the kids that died.....

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    samidoll Female 18-29
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    April 15, 2009 at 9:35 am
    i wonder who fabricated the idea of the girl being shot for believing in god.
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    April 15, 2009 at 9:58 am
    "That`s the exact kind of mentality that led to these psychotic killers. Good job, you`re only contributing to the problem."

    Oh I`m sorry. Should I have said:

    `aw poor guys. they were just misunderstood and sad. poor babies. maybe those people deserved what they got and these two guys weren`t disgusting psychopaths, they were genius tortured souls who were only expressing their feelings`.

    My bad.

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    Morteyur Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2009 at 10:09 am
    Im happy they didnt blame Video games and metal again.

    Do as Marilyn Manson said, he wouldnt have asked any questions he would have listened. Thats what no one did.

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    ladyObored Female 18-29
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    April 15, 2009 at 12:10 pm
    I`m hopeful that God`s work is still being done even in situations like these. I leave it to the almighty to judge.
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    xx8sic9xx Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    I`m hopeful that God`s work is still being done even in situations like these. I leave it to the almighty to judge.
    ----
    Those guys were gods work.
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    firefliet Female 18-29
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    April 15, 2009 at 5:26 pm
    @samidoll: Probably her parents. Wasn`t there a website, hosted by them, that glorified her for it?
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    Berenice Female 13-17
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    April 15, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    I have four... letters to say to this

    tl;dr

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    SeaChel00 Female 13-17
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    April 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm
    Amazing that all this time everyone was using bullying and columbine hand in hand to show how bullying pushed these kids off the edge. I mean we all knew they were disturbed... Bullying can lead to shootings but Columbine was like infamous for it.
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    DemonCurtain Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2009 at 2:43 pm
    This really doesn`t say anything new. Nothing at all.
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    yoimmylene Female 13-17
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    April 18, 2009 at 1:50 pm
    Columbine killings? Never heard of it.

    "That story about a student being shot in the head after she said she believed in God?"

    Wait, I guess I have. Isn`t there a book written about this? Um, I believe it was called "She Said Yes?"

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