Columbine High School Massacre

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An event that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School near Littleton, Colorado, in which two heavily armed students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, attacked their schoolmates, killing 12 students and one teacher and injuring another 21 students. The pair then committed suicide
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Founded in honor of Rachel Joy Scott, the first teen to be killed in the 1999 Columbine tragedy, the organization aims to spread Rachel's philosophy that "people will never know how far a little kindness can go.
If the 1993 murder of toddler James Bulger in Liverpool by two ten-year-olds serves as a reference point for the (European) Haneke chapters, the two films Waldron treats in his lengthy postscript, Gus Van Sant's Elephant (2003), and Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), are shadowed by the Columbine tragedy.
In fact, not a single stronger federal gun law has been passed since the Columbine tragedy more than a decade ago.
Eric Harris, one of the gunmen in the infamous 1999 Columbine tragedy had been prescribed an anti-depressant; as had Kip Kinkel, who killed his parents and classmates at Thurston High School in Oregon in 1998.
Gus Van Sant's film is a fictional retelling of the Columbine tragedy.
Throughout the documentary Moore reveals unnerving and angering statistics: the day that the Columbine tragedy occurred, the United States dropped more bombs on Kosovo than at any other time during the war; in Toronto, Canada--a city of millions--citizens don't even lock their doors; and 90 percent of the guns in the United States are bought in white suburbs where there's hardly any violent crime.
In one chilling scene Heston is seen holding an ancient rifle aloft at a notorious NRA rally held in Denver only 10 days after the nearby Columbine tragedy, proclaiming that the gun will be taken ``only from my cold, dead hands.
At one point in the film, Moore and two of the survivors from the Columbine tragedy, one of whom is now wheelchair bound, storm the headquarters of the supermarket chain which sold the bullets to the two shooters, and demand the immediate withdrawal of sale of the ammunition.
In 1998, the year of the Columbine tragedy, 28 students died in American schools.
With the new Congress, the Crime Subcommittee has returned to the approach it was pursuing prior to the Columbine tragedy.