UPDATED June 17th, 2017
On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold went on a shooting rampage at their school, Columbine High School in Littleton Colorado. They killed 13 people and wounded more than 20 others before taking their own lives as police closed in. “Columbine” as it is now forever known, is still the worst high school shooting in U.S. history, though sadly, not the worst similar school tragedy.
The Columbine tragedy kicked off a multi-pronged debate about gun control, school safety, bullying, violent video games and even Goth culture. Only Harris and Klebold know their real motives for killing their peers, and they’re no longer around to explain themselves. In the 15 years since Columbine, much has been written and said about the tragedy, and how it might have been avoided or how we could avoid another similar massacre.
Here are just some of the chilling, prophetic, sad and insightful quotes related to Columbine: