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Next Monday marks the 10 year anniversary of the day Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold went on a rampage at Columbine High School, killing 12 students and a teacher and wounding 24 before killing themselves. The USA Today had an interesting article yesterday that debunked several myths surrounding Columbine, including the myth that Harris and Klebold were “loners” who specifically targeted certain types like jocks and Christians.
The article quotes extensively from Dave Cullen, author of a new book on Columbine, in which he talks about those myths and explores the “why?” question behind the murders. Cullen’s written about the myths surrounding Columbine before – you can peruse what he wrote on the 5 year anniversary here.