Thirteen years ago this week, twelve students and one teacher were murdered at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. The two students who committed the murders, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, also killed themselves in the attack bringing the death toll to 15, the deadliest high school massacre in American history. Most of us remember the horrible scenes from that day and recall the news that emerged from the tragedy. The facts of that day are now a part of American history, including a book titled Columbine by Dave Cullen.
So, here’s a history quiz.
TRUE or FALSE:
1). The shooters – Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold – were part of a group known at Columbine as the “Trench Coat Mafia.”
2). Harris and Klebold were Goths.
3). Harris and Klebold were fans of Marilyn Manson.
4). Harris and Klebold specifically targeted jocks.
5). Harris and Klebold specifically targeted minorities.
6). Most of the kids shot were on a hit list.
7). Harris and Klebold were gay.
8). Harris and Klebold were both psychopaths.
9). Harris and Klebold chose April 20 for the shootings because it was Hitler’s birthday.
10). Cassie Bernal was killed because she said she believed in God.