Columbine Massacre Essay

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Cause - Effects essay ------ The Columbine Massacre The Columbine High School massacre was the fourth-deadliest school killing in U.S. history. Imagine having two people go on a shooting rampage through your school. The Columbine massacre, because of the amount of deaths, showed the community and the nation that the schools need to be highly protected. What was it really like being in this school during this massacre? The Columbine massacre, caused by the devious and hatred filled minds of two young individuals, claimed the lives of many other students and also made the U.S. to take a better look at how unprotected the schools are. The massacre occurred on Tuesday, April 20,1999, at Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado. Two students, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, embarked on a shooting rampage, killing 12 students and a teacher, as well as wounding 23 others, before committing suicide. The actual shooting lasted from 11:19 am to 11:42AM. The two walk through out the school shooting anyone that they saw fit to shoot. They also planted several bombs that were to explode at a given time. This shooting was not a spontaneous action, it was well planned out and was to be followed through as planned, but not everything goes according to plan. As the two arrived at school they parked in areas that had excellent views of one of the cafeteria’s entrances and covered a main exit of the school. They set up a fire bomb in a field a half a mile away to distract emergency personnel, but the bomb only partially detonated. After tat they set two propane bombs inside of the cafeteria in duffle bags, they intended on opening fire on students fleeing from the cafeteria as the bombs exploded, but the bombs failed. So the two decided to arm themselves and enter the school. They stood at the highest point on campus, with access to the main parts of the school,
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