Columbine High School Shooting Research Paper

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Columbine High School massacre was known as the deadliest massacre in U.S. history. On April 20, 1999, two students named Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, used bombs and firearms to kill a total of 12 students and one teacher. Harris and Klebold had malice aforethought to murder their schoolmates and teachers. Before arriving at Columbine High School, they placed many explosive devices near the school and also inside the trunks. They videotaped their suicide goodbyes to their parents. This reflected it is a planned suicide. Around 11:10 A.M., Harris and Klebold arrived at the school. They then parked their cars which filled with explosive devices at a location close to the school. A few minutes later, Harris and Klebold entered the cafeteria, carrying two bags that full of bombs. They soon left, leaving the two bags in two separate locations inside the cafeteria. They returned to their cars and waited…show more content…
Out of their expectation, the bombs in the cafeteria did not explode, but the bombed placed near the school that morning,did. Actually, the explosion near the school was used as a diversion, in order to draw away the law enforcement's attention from the school. At 11:19 A.M., the first 911 called was recorded which was about the explosion near the school. After knowing the bombs in the cafeteria did not work, Harris and Klebold went back to the cafeteria with shotguns and firearms. They first shot a couple, then three young men, a group of students and also a female student. At 11:22 A.M., the cafeteria custodian called the school’s resource officer (SRO) to back to the cafeteria. Harris seen the SRO and fired at him. The SRO returned fire, but could not shoot Harris and backup was called. Harris and Klebold were then inside the school and throwing homemade bombs around. Two Jefferson County Deputies arrived and exchanged gunfire with Harris and Klebold. Another teacher was

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