Columbine High School massacre
|Columbine High School massacre|
|Location||Littleton, Colorado, United States|
|Date||April 20, 1999 |
11:19 am – 12:08 pm (UTC-6)
|Attack type||School shooting, mass murder, massacre, murder-suicide, suicide attack, improvised explosives|
|Weapon(s)||Intratec TEC-DC9, Hi-Point 995 Carbine, Savage 67H pump-action shotgun, Stevens 311D double barreled sawed-off shotgun|
|Deaths||15 (including the 2 perpetrators)|
|Perpetrator(s)||Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold|
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, two students at the school, came to school armed with shotguns and assault rifles. They walked through the school firing randomly at other students and teachers. Before killing themselves in the school's library, they killed 12 students and a teacher, and hurt 21 other students.
After the shooting[change | change source]
After the shooting, many people wanted to know why it had happened. Many people thought that Klebold and Harris had done it because they were bullied, and schools in the United States began talking about how to stop bullying. However, it is now thought that Klebold and Harris were bullies themselves. Other people blamed parts of the media, saying that the lyrics of bands and singers like Marilyn Manson and violent video games that the shooters played might have caused it.
In 2002, filmmaker Michael Moore released a documentary movie called Bowling for Columbine that was about why the shooting happened and about the role guns have in American culture. In the movie, Moore interviewed Marilyn Manson.