April 15, 2000 |
The parents of Dylan Klebold, one of the teen-age gunmen responsible for the shooting rampage at Columbine High School, apologized Friday to victims of last year's massacre. "There are no words to convey how sorry we are for the pain that has been brought upon the community as a result of our son's actions," Thomas and Susan Klebold said in a statement. "The pain of others compounds our own as we struggle to live without the son we cherished."
November 17, 2012 |
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - In a new book, the mother of one of the Columbine High School killers admitted that on that terrible morning, as she realized her son was involved, she prayed he would not emerge alive. “I had a sudden vision of what he might be doing. And so 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 told author Andrew Solomon, whose book, “Far From The Tree,” explores the family life of atypical children, including those who commit crimes.
June 18, 1999 |
A man who allegedly introduced the two Columbine High School killers to a man who sold them a semiautomatic gun has been arrested, authorities said Thursday. Philip Duran, 22, is accused of providing a gun to a minor, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of six years. He is also accused of possessing a dangerous or illegal weapon, which carries a term of up to three years in prison. Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, stormed Columbine High in Littleton, Colo.
October 11, 2009 |
The mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold says she has been studying suicide in the decade since the high school massacre but had no idea her son was suicidal until she read his journals after his death. Susan Klebold's essay in next month's issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, is the most detailed response yet from any of the parents of Columbine killers Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris. The teenagers killed 12 students and a teacher in the 1999 shooting rampage at Columbine High School in suburban Denver.
December 17, 2012 |
When it comes to events like the recent school shooting in Newtown, Conn., there are knowns, unknowns and, already, mis-knowns. A photograph of Ryan Lanza circulated asserting he was the shooter, when in fact it was his brother, Adam Lanza. Their mother, Nancy Lanza, whom Adam killed, was reported to have been a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary, where the other shootings took place -- but she was not. The story of what happened Friday when 20 children and seven adults were killed has been written and rewritten, and it probably will be rewritten again.
December 16, 2013 |
The parents of a Colorado high school student who critically wounded a classmate before fatally shooting himself apologized Monday and said they were praying for his victim's recovery. "We are shattered by the tragic events that took place on Friday at Arapahoe High School," Barbara and Mark Pierson said in a statement to local media. Karl Pierson, 18, killed himself with a shotgun blast to the head after storming through Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo. Officials said he fired several shots while moving through the school, apparently in search of his debate-team coach, who had recently disciplined him. Before shooting himself in the library, he shot Claire Davis in the face, apparently at random, officials said.