Columbine, By Dave Cullen

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Columbine by Dave Cullen tells the events that unfolded on April 20th, 1999. That day, two boys, self-proclaimed rebels, armed themselves and proceeded to murder the same students they had walked the halls with for four years. As the stories of Dylan, Eric, and the victims of this tragic day came to light, many falsehoods also arose. Unfortunately, the myths and truths about Columbine still linger with us today. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold left a lasting impression on the world; but left behind the truth as to why they really did it. This leaves us to wonder what really happened on that fateful day.
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold changed the way schools handle threat precautions. The secrets they left us; the boys being outcasts, bullies, and the trench coat mafia, leave us with a horrible tragedy to deal with. Which are just some of the proven myths in the shooting of Columbine.
The first myth about Columbine is that Eric and Dylan were outcasts. In fact, they boys acted like normal people. They attended school events and talked to people like normal human beings. They blended in with the rest of the school, which didn’t strike an alarm that soon enough these boys would be a part of a terrible shooting. Although people were wrong about the boys being outcasts, they were right that something was wrong in their head. Unfortunately, they spotted this too late, Eric and Dylan thought they were better than everyone else. While the rest of the world thought they were a little…
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