April 1999, Columbine
High School attended by 1,945 students was under attack. In less
than 15 minutes, during lunch period, two student gunmen, Eric
Harris and Dylan Klebold, killed 13 and wounded 21 people before
killing themselves becoming the most devastating school shooting
in US history.
From the beginning
of the investigation into the shootings at Columbine High School,
a timeline was established. The result is a chronological account
of the events of April 20, 1999, the movements of Eric Harris
and Dylan Klebold, the law enforcement and emergency responses
and the media coverage. This report details of the case extensively,
photos, diagrams, interviews, sound bytes.
Rohrbough's family used ballistics and forensics evidence
to press their case that a law officer's bullet took the boy's
life outside Columbine High School.
"coverup" -- Victim's lawyer charges sheriff's department
with hiding details of high school massacre.
sets of parents - ``My kid and their kids would still be living
if they had done their parental duties,'' says an angry Michael
Shoels. The Shoels family - who lost their 18-year-old son Isaiah
at Columbine - is in an unusual dispute with the parents of Eric
Harris and Dylan Klebold. The Harrises and Klebolds say the Shoelses
have agreed to settle their lawsuit over the Columbine kilings.
Family Can Sue in Columbine
Death --November 27, 2001 -- A federal judge ruled sheriff's officials
can be sued over the case of a Columbine High teacher who bled
to death in the 1999 massacre, saying law officers callously failed
to reach him until hours after the shooting had stopped. US District
Judge Lewis Babcock said Jefferson County sheriff's officials
demonstrated ``a deliberate indifference toward Dave Sanders'
plight shocking to the conscience of this federal court.'' The
judge threw out the 8 other lawsuits brought against sheriff's
officials and school administrators over the shooting rampage.
Rescuers did not reach Sanders, 47, until about five hours after
the massacre was over. The judge noted that authorities knew the
teen-age gunmen were dead about 3 1/2 hours before they reached
Sanders. They also knew where he was and knew that he was critically
wounded. The federal judge threw out the other
15 civil lawsuits today filed by the families of victims of
the Columbine shootings.
new Columbine charges -- On the eve of the massacre's anniversary,
a flurry of lawsuits by victims' families allege that law enforcement
killed a student -- and failed to save many more.
even among the outsiders -- Littleton killers didn't quite
fit in, even with the "Trench Coat Mafia." 6 hours before they
opened fire on classmates and teachers at Columbine High School,
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were bowling with their gym class.
They showed up bright and cheerful for the 6:30 a.m. session,
he laughed and joked with both of them. Even with hindsight, he
could find nothing unusual about their behavior, no indication
of what they had planned.
called it 'Littlefun'" -- A Columbine High School outsider
looks back at his alma mater, and doesn't recognize it on TV.
smell the presence of Satan" -- Is Littleton's evangelical subculture
a solution to the youth alienation that played a role in the Columbine
killings, or a reflection of it?
The Last Class -- The 2002 seniors are the last group of students
to witness what happened at Columbine on April 20, 1999. They were
freshmen then. Here are their stories.
Remembering Lacy-- Lindsay
Hamilton and her roommate are mourning for Lacy, a 20-year-old
University of Northern Colorado student who was abducted and murdered
in Fort Collins. Coping with tragedy is not new to Hamilton, who
was a sophomore at Columbine High School. Both tragedies have affected
her, but Hamilton said she will not be controlled by fear. "I can't
live my life in fear," she said. "I have to try to put the fear
aside and keep going."