Wednesday, April 3, 2019

A to Z Challenge Day #3-C-Columbine

I want to mention Columbine because it was burned into my brain for a lot of reasons, and I think it marked the beginning of something, although I’m not quite sure I can define preciscly what that something was. That beginning happened at the end of the decade, April 20, 1999. It was the first school shooting (I believe the first ever recorded was back in the 1700’s) but maybe this was the most infamous. Maybe this was the one that paved the way for others, or the first that played out almost as it happened. I remember my roommates and I glued to the TV, talking about relatives and friends and people we knew who lived in and around Littleton. People we knew who had died by violence. I’m sure we talked about people we knew like Dylan and Eric, too.

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