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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As they rather breathlessly inform their readers, Garbarino published his last jaunt through the adolescent "dark side," Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them, on April 20, 1999, the day of the Littleton massacre.
At another time, the person needing attention could be a victim, as in the similar death of an athletic coach during the Littleton massacre, or even a hostage forced to act as a gun-toting decoy.
With a stark and terrible clarity, the Littleton massacre alerted us to the multiple ways violence pervades our society.
Around the time the Littleton massacre occurred, researcher Gary Gardner showed me the first draft of his article for this issue, "Why Share?
We need to take all the action we can", added Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, who following the Littleton massacre decided to remove violent video games from the city's airport.
Certainly none is obvious in the case of the Littleton massacre.
One month to the day after the Littleton massacre, another shooting in an Atlanta area high school has parents and school and community leaders demanding to know what can be done to stop the violence.
The incident was the most serious in a wave of gun and bomb scares in US schools since the Littleton massacre.
President Clinton told the American people they must teach their children that violence is not the way to solve problems after the Littleton massacre.
As a long-time advocate of extending back-ground checks to all private transfers of guns, not just the few that take place at gun shows, I worry that the real merits of such a step will be obscured by the inane debate over the nonexistent link between gun shows and the Littleton massacre.
In fact, anyone with an agenda found that, with enough effort, he could find a way to tie his wagon to the Littleton massacre.
It came as no surprise to me when I read that the two shooters in the Littleton massacre had allegedly been avid players of Doom and Quake, two popular computer games full of realistic violence in which players stalk their opponents through dungeonlike environments to kill them with high-powered weapons.