Columbine High School, 10 years later

April 21, 2009
Survivors of school shooting cope with memories

FOLLOWUP...From The Denver Post: Survivors of the Columbine High School massacre, as well as current students and former President Bill Clinton, told a gathering commemorating the 10th anniversary of the tragedy that the time has come to write a new meaning for "Columbine." Clinton, addressing the audience via videotape, told Columbine community members that their strength on a day "that has changed this world" inspired others in their darkest hours.

EARLIER...From The Denver Post: In the hallways of Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colo., memories of the deadly shooting that occurred 10 years ago linger throughout the campus.

SIDEBAR: Frank DeAngelis was the principal of Columbine when the deadly shootings occurred in 1999, and he remains in the job today. A lifelong educator's devotion to students binds DeAngelis to this place and the 1,700 kids milling around its halls. (Denver Post)

SIDEBAR: In their desire to protect children, policymakers have sampled a wide range of options, many born before Columbine, but nurtured in its aftermath: anti-bullying programs, anonymous tip lines, metal detectors, on-campus police and zero tolerance. Now, with a decade's worth of hindsight, and funding for virtually every school-safety program in jeopardy, research is determining which steps make students and teachers safer and which don't — and which do little more than defy common sense. (Denver Post)

From USA Today: Monday marks the 10-year anniversary of the April 20, 1999, shooting rampage at Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colo. Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, shattered a community and shocked a nation when they killed 12 students and one teacher and injured 23 other classmates. A decade later, the Columbine community strives for normalcy.

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