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April 21, 1999 | JULIE CART and ERIC SLATER and STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Laughing as they killed, two youths clad in dark ski masks and long black coats fired handguns at will and blithely tossed pipe bombs into a crowd of their terrified classmates Tuesday inside a suburban high school southwest of Denver, littering halls with as many as 23 bodies and wounding at least 25 others.
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December 13, 2013 | By Soumya Karlamangla
Shock,  horror and grief poured out over social media Friday as an all-too-familiar scenario played out when a student opened fire inside Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo. It was just a day before the anniversary of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and less than 10 miles from Columbine High School, where the fatal shooting of 12 students and a teacher by a pair of fellow pupils in 1999 was the first in what became a national wave of deadly school shootings. Police said a student on Friday afternoon fired shots at Arapahoe High School, about 15 miles south of downtown Denver, then killed himself.
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April 25, 1999 | J.R. MOEHRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Everyone knew of them, but no one really knew them, and that was part of their problem. Now, it's a problem for families and friends of their victims, and the larger community of grieving Coloradans, who find themselves grappling with the ultimate question: Who were Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, and what made them turn from innocuous nerds into heartless killers, able to engineer and execute the destruction of their school and the devastation of their town?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2012 | By John Horn, Ben Fritz and Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
The deadly rampage in Colorado shattered a fundamental appeal of moviegoing: a chance to escape the humdrum for a world of fantasy. Now, theater owners and theWarner Bros.studio must figure out whether"The Dark Knight Rises"can still be an entertaining diversion, not a reminder of a tragic mass shooting. The shooting also raised the specter among moviegoers that they could become targets, leading theater owners and some police forces to step up security measures this weekend. "It's horrifying what happened in Colorado and it makes me scared about copycats here," said Katie Gerber, 34, who had tickets for a Friday afternoon screening at the ArcLight in Hollywood.
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December 16, 1993 | From Associated Press
A former kitchen worker who had been fired was arrested in a shooting rampage at a family restaurant that left four employees dead, authorities said Wednesday. A fifth employee survived despite being shot in the jaw, and managed to alert police. Nathan Dunlap, 19, was being held for investigation of four counts of first-degree murder in the slayings Tuesday night at the Chuck E Cheese restaurant in this Denver suburb. The victims were shot in the head.
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April 20, 2001 | From Reuters
The parents of two teenagers who carried out the Columbine High School massacre and two men who furnished them weapons have agreed to pay $2.65 million to victims in a partial settlement, lawyers said Thursday, the eve of the second anniversary of the shooting. The parents of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold have agreed to pay nearly $1.6 million to the victims, to be covered by their insurance carriers.
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April 27, 2000 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest controversy to flare in the wake of the Columbine High School attack, families of the victims expressed outrage that a videotape of some of the carnage was released to the public Wednesday. The families were especially infuriated that the video has been set to music and that the public is being charged $25 to order it. A District Court judge ordered the material released as part of several lawsuits families have filed against the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.
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August 17, 1999 | From Associated Press
Four months after two gunmen sent them fleeing in horror, students reclaimed Columbine High, striding through the doors Monday for the start of the school year with high-fives and cheers of "We are Columbine!" "Although we were surrounded by terror and destruction, we still stood strong. We have prevailed. We have overcome. Each of us is the spirit of Columbine. Welcome home, Rebels!"
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April 29, 1999 | J.R. MOEHRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After every school shooting, families and friends of the victims say the same thing. "I never thought it could happen here." But after last week's shooting at Columbine High School, people across America were saying it. Stunned by the coldblooded teen killers, and by their 13 helpless victims, many also were shocked by the incongruous backdrop of the spree: a prosperous suburb nestled against snow-draped mountains.
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May 6, 1999 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The deep layers of flowers have begun to rot. The handwritten cards and banners have been shredded by the wind. The doughty teddy bears have been de-fleeced by rain and snow. Two weeks of mournful shuffling have scuffed away the once-healthy spring grass. The impromptu memorial that sprung up around Columbine High School is on its last legs.
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July 20, 2012 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
A masked gunman opened fire in a Colorado movie theater showing the new Batman movie early Friday morning, leaving 12 people dead and 50 wounded, according to police and local media. Children are among the injured, officials said.  The shooting came minutes after the 12:05 a.m. premiere showing of the widely anticipated "The Dark Knight Rises. " A suspect is in custody. The Denver Post said the suspect is 24 years old.  An eyewitness told The Times that the gunman "busted in" through a door near the front of the screen in Theater No. 9 at the Century 16 in Aurora, a suburb of Denver.
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April 28, 2001 | From Associated Press
The chairman of the Columbine Review Commission said Friday that authorities ignored warnings of the high school shooting attack and responded improperly after it began. "There was a massive amount of facts that would allow any ordinary person to know an attack was coming," William Erickson said at the final meeting of the governor-appointed Columbine Review Commission.
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April 20, 2001 | From Reuters
The parents of two teenagers who carried out the Columbine High School massacre and two men who furnished them weapons have agreed to pay $2.65 million to victims in a partial settlement, lawyers said Thursday, the eve of the second anniversary of the shooting. The parents of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold have agreed to pay nearly $1.6 million to the victims, to be covered by their insurance carriers.
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April 8, 2001 | From Associated Press
With the second anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre less than two weeks away, documents released under a judge's order show that deputies had proposed investigating one of the teen killers a year before the assault. "We are surprised that it has taken two years to get this information out. We had heard about it. The sheriff's department is actively involved in a cover-up," said Judy Brown, whose son, Brooks, was a friend of Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris.
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January 11, 2001 | DARYL KELLEY and TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Brenda Cervantez's casual rainy-day lunch ended with a flashback scene straight from the horrors of Columbine. As the Hueneme High senior was returning to class Wednesday, she glanced out the window to see students and teachers rushing frantically from the school's central quad. "Get back, get in class," a schoolyard supervisor yelled. "And lock the doors." On direction, the students pushed their desks together and huddled underneath. Someone shut off the lights.
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May 31, 2000 | ANN L. KIM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Crowded onto the bleachers at Aliso Niguel High School's auditorium Tuesday, 800 teenagers listened intently to Evan's story. The stocky football player and wrestler told them of lying on the floor of the Columbine High School library, bloodied from shots to his back and neck during a murderous rampage a little over a year ago in Littleton, Colo. One of the two gunmen approached, aimed a gun at his head and asked, "Why do you think you deserve to live?"
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April 26, 1999 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and J.R. MOEHRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Under a cold, rainy sky, a crowd estimated at 70,000--including students, adults, teachers and community leaders--remembered the 13 killed at Columbine High School and prayed that their tragedy will bring an end to the nation's growing number of school shootings.
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May 23, 1999 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They appeared for all the world like normal teenagers, with their multiple earrings, platform heels and unruly hair, fidgeting under blue-and-silver robes--not the most-watched group of graduating seniors in the United States. Not kids whose bullet-pocked school remains a working crime scene. Three of Columbine High School's seniors left hospitals to graduate with their class Saturday. One rolled on stage in a wheelchair.
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May 27, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge in Golden, Colo., ordered the release of ballistic reports that relatives of the Columbine High School massacre victims hope will bolster their claims that law officers mishandled the situation. The report will go to the victims' survivors and to the families of gunmen Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who also had sued to obtain the material. Brian Rohrbough alleged a law enforcement officer's bullet killed his son Daniel during an exchange of fire with one of the gunmen.
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May 21, 2000 | From Associated Press
Nine students wounded in one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history, including two left partially paralyzed, graduated Saturday in Columbine High School's class of 2000. About 5,000 people filed into an amphitheater in this suburb south of Denver for the ceremony, which marked the end of another tragic year for the school and community. The crowd included parents, teachers, relatives and students from other Denver-area high schools.
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