This Essay Tells The Story Of The Columbine High School Massacre In Littleton Colorado.15 Dead...Many Injured...April 20th 99

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46 Minutes of the Columbine MassacreOn the date of April 20th 1999 there was a horrific school shooting in Littleton, Colorado. The shooting was at Columbine High School and is known as the most significant school shooting in America. At Columbine there were 15 people killed and many more injured. The shooters of this event were Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.(Judy Hasday, Columbine High School Shooting)The bombardment was being planned for about a year before it actually occurred. At 11:10 am Eric Harris comes to school by himself and arrives in the south parking lot and parks his gray 1986 Honda Civic in a space that wasn't assigned to him. Dylan Klebold also arrives at the high school in the southwest parking lot alone in his black 1982 BMW. He also parked in a parking space that wasn't assigned to him. Dylan's and Eric's cars face the cafeteria. Eric had told one student that he liked him and to go home. Between 11:14 a.m. and 11:22 a.m. they get out of their cars and walk into the cafeteria, with them they carry two duffel bags which contain two twenty pound propane tanks with bombs attached. These were set to detonate at approximately 11:17 am and would have killed hundreds of students. The two boys placed the bags on the floor by two lunch tables and walked outside. When they dropped off the two duffel bags they just blended in with all the other bags around the cafeteria.At 11:19 a.m. it all begins. The first students shot were Rachel Scott and Richard Castaldo, Although Richard was injured Rachel wasn't as lucky and died. Right after that Daniel Rohrbough, Sean Graves, and Lance Kirklin, who just walked outside are hit by gunfire and all fall...

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