Columbine Shooting

Essay by justfortheessayHigh School, 11th grade September 2006

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The Columbine Shooting that happened on April 20, 1999 was molded with a bigger plan of killing and destruction in the high school. Along with the attack on the high school they had other plans of chaos, which were thankfully never executed. Reasons why they were planning to kill and destroy are still not perfectly clear today, but psychologists have a pretty good idea of their reason or reasons.

The two students of Columbine High School, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, had been planning the school shooting for a long time. They kept journals on the Internet and then got in trouble for the threats that were made so their site was deleted. They began to write with paper and pencil in a journal. In the journal they kept records of the guns and bombs they received illegally. Eric had a pump-action shotgun and a semi-automatic rifle. Dylan had a semi-automatic handgun and a sawed-off shotgun.

They both carried knives and a lot of ammunition. The main idea of their plan was for the propane bombs to be placed in the cafeteria and destroy the library above. After the explosion, which would kill around 600 people, they would sit back and shoot the fleeing survivors. Their plan for the death of students in their school was complete after a lot of planning. All they needed to do now was initiate their "perfect" plan.

On the morning of April 20, 1990 Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold set up a small fire bomb in a field a half mile away from the school. This would act as a diversion to fire fighters. The bomb only partially exploded and made a small fire that one truck put out easily. They arrived at Columbine High School in separate cars and they both carefully...