10 Chilling Quotes About the Columbine Tragedy-MainPhoto

15-Tragic-Reasons-why-America-is-Still-a-Columbine-Nation-photo14 8. It brought the nation to its knees, but now that we’ve gotten back up, how have things changed; what have we learned? —from the Columbine Memorial in Littleton, CO.

 9. …while every other mother in Littleton was praying that her child was safe, I had to pray that mine would die before he hurt anyone else. —Sue Klebold, mother of shooter Dylan Klebold

 10. Since they’re in high school, they live with this day to day; they live inside of it. When you talk to them, they can play the part of the student who is just playing up to the adult, pretending they know all the things they should be saying about school shootings, or they can be themselves, and they can just tell you that they’re sick of the whole thing—adults don’t get it, and it’s their own world, and leave them alone, basically. —Gus Van Sant, filmmaker