Columbine High School: The Day That Shocked The Country

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Columbine High School: The Day that Shocked the Country Do you feel safe in school? In the book C hicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: On Tough Stuff, there was a story called “Building Bridges” which was written by a boy who has witnessed the most shocking, a trocious e vent until 9/11: the Columbine High School shooting. The boy, Charlie, had been in choir practice at the time of the shooting and survived with only minor injuries. His story made me think about this situation and made me want to learn more. On April 20, 1999, Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, had started off like any Tuesday, until shots rang out at 11:19 am. The shooters, Dylan Klebold, who was 17 years old, and Eric Harris,who was 18 years old, had been outcasts,…show more content…
12 students and a teacher were killed and twenty were injured. Investigators have concluded that the hiding people were seen, but they chose their targets. One of them was a boy named Alex. He had a stroke as a child and was mentally retarded. He was in the library completely unaware of the action around him when he was shot in the back of the head and killed instantly, becoming the first victim to die in the library. He was just one of the several that were sent Home too early. However, it could have been much, much worse. If the bombs had properly detonated, hundreds would have been killed instantly and even more would have been picked off by the shooters. I know, it was still a bad event, but the Bible says to stay optimistic. To put it briefly, this was probably the worst event before 9/11. However, I believe this shooting would not have happened if Dylan and Eric were Christians. They would have prayed and kept going. I know, this was a cruel topic to write about, but I believe there are lessons to be learned. Many teens commit suicide and other crimes because of rejection and depression. By being a friend, you may save lives. Please, join me to help stop teen suicide. Be a friend to those who need
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