History UsefulNotes / Columbine

23rd Sep '16 6:53:04 PM ThePest179
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Various conservative Christian groups proclaimed the massacre to be the result of the secularization of society, the [[ScienceIsBad teaching of evolution]] and sex education, and the lack of religion in public schools. Many within such circles are more inclined to accept initial accounts claiming that two of the victims, Cassie Bernall and Rachel Scott, had been killed because of their Christian faith, having been asked if they believed in God and answering "yes" before they were shot. Most authoritative investigations of the massacre have concluded that these stories of how the two died are [[UrbanLegends apocryphal]], and based on the experience of Valeen Schnurr, a girl who ''was'' asked by the killers if she believed in God, but survived the massacre. However, many continue to consider the two to be martyrs and symbols of faith in the face of death, and a number of Columbine-inspired works have portrayed their killers as specifically targeting Christians. At least one future spree killer, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umpqua_Community_College_shooting Umpqua Community College]] shooter Christopher Harper-Mercer, would target Christians during his killing spree in 2015, likely as an homage to this urban legend.

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Various conservative Christian groups proclaimed the massacre to be the result of the secularization of society, the [[ScienceIsBad teaching of evolution]] and sex education, and the lack of religion in public schools. Many within such circles are more inclined to accept initial accounts claiming that two of the victims, Cassie Bernall and Rachel Scott, had been killed because of their Christian faith, having been asked if they believed in God and answering "yes" before they were shot. Most authoritative investigations of the massacre have concluded that these stories of how the two died are [[UrbanLegends apocryphal]], and based on the experience of Valeen Schnurr, a girl who ''was'' asked by the killers if she believed in God, but survived the massacre. However, many continue to consider the two to be martyrs and symbols of faith in the face of death, and a number of Columbine-inspired works have portrayed their killers as specifically targeting Christians. At least one two future spree killer, the killers, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umpqua_Community_College_shooting Umpqua Community College]] shooter Christopher Harper-Mercer, would target Christians during his killing spree Harper-Mercer and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Lake_shootings Red Lake High School]] shooter Jeff Weise, asked at least one person if they had believed in 2015, God, likely as an homage to this urban legend.
4th Sep '16 2:42:05 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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First of all, the two boys were juvenile {{delinquents}} who had a history of trouble with the law. The year before the shooting, the two had been arrested for breaking into and stealing tools from a locked van. They made such a good impression on the police that, in exchange for having their criminal records expunged, they would go through a program that included community service, psychiatric treatment and, for {{Ha|irTriggerTemper}}rris, anger management classes. Again, they made such a good impression that they were discharged from the program a few months early. In the memoirs they taped before the shootings, they bragged about how well they had [[ISurrenderSuckers fooled the police into thinking they had reformed]]. Later, the two would make a video for a school project called ''[[http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2259303/eric_and_dylan_hitmen_for_hire/ Hitmen for Hire]]'', in which they played two {{Bully Hunter}}s, and Harris would write a violent ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' FanFic for a creative writing project. In addition, Harris had been caught the year before making threats on his website to various students and teachers, and Klebold had a long history of cursing at teachers and getting into fights with his boss at the pizza place he worked at.

Harris and Klebold were victims of bullying, including homophobic remarks, but as it turns out, they gave as good as they got -- they often wrote in their diaries about how they themselves had bullied underclassmen and "fags" (ironic as Klebold identified as [[BiTheWay bisexual]] online, although he [[ButNotTooBi remained closeted]] in real life until he died). In early reports, they were said to be members of the "Trenchcoat Mafia," a clique of gamers and self-styled outcasts who all wore trenchcoats. In reality, they were only friends with one member of the group, and most of the group's members had graduated by the time of the massacre. The killers weren't quite the {{loners|AreFreaks}} that early reports described them as; they had a number of friends (friends who were unpopular, but friends nonetheless) and three days before the massacre Klebold had taken his female friend Robyn Anderson to the prom. They were avid gamers, particularly of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' (which Harris had even made [[GameMod mods]] for), and used the names "Reb" and "[=VoDKa=]" (the former was Harris, the latter was Klebold) as both their online handles and their nicknames.

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First of all, the two boys were juvenile {{delinquents}} who had a history of trouble with the law. The year before the shooting, the two had been arrested for breaking into and stealing tools from a locked van. They made such a good impression on the police that, in exchange for having their criminal records expunged, they would go through a program that included community service, psychiatric treatment and, treatment, and for {{Ha|irTriggerTemper}}rris, anger management classes. Again, they made such a good impression that they were discharged from the program a few months early. In the memoirs they taped before the shootings, they bragged about how well they had [[ISurrenderSuckers fooled the police into thinking they had reformed]]. Later, the two would make a video for a school project called ''[[http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2259303/eric_and_dylan_hitmen_for_hire/ Hitmen for Hire]]'', in which they played two {{Bully Hunter}}s, and Harris would write a violent ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' FanFic for a creative writing project. In addition, Harris had been caught the year before making threats on his website to various students and teachers, and Klebold had a long history of cursing at teachers and getting into fights with his boss at the pizza place he worked at.

Harris and Klebold were victims of bullying, including homophobic remarks, but as it turns out, they gave as good as they got -- they often wrote in their diaries about how they themselves had bullied underclassmen and "fags" (ironic as "fags". (Ironically, Klebold identified as [[BiTheWay bisexual]] online, although he [[ButNotTooBi remained closeted]] in real life until he died). died.) In early reports, they were said to be members of the "Trenchcoat Mafia," a clique of gamers and self-styled outcasts who all wore trenchcoats. In reality, they were only friends with one member of the group, and most of the group's members had graduated by the time of the massacre. The killers weren't quite the {{loners|AreFreaks}} that early reports described them as; they had a number of friends (friends who were unpopular, but friends nonetheless) nonetheless), and three days before the massacre massacre, Klebold had taken his female friend Robyn Anderson to the prom. They were avid gamers, particularly of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' (which Harris had even made [[GameMod mods]] for), and used the names "Reb" and "[=VoDKa=]" (the former was Harris, the latter was Klebold) as both their online handles and their nicknames.



Both diaries make frequent reference to the Oklahoma City bombing, the Waco Siege, and other disasters, noting how they wished to "outdo" these events. Their codename for the massacre was "{{N|aturalBornKillers}}BK," taken from a film that both of them were huge fans of, in which the main characters go on a killing spree and become celebrities in the process.

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Both diaries make frequent reference to the Oklahoma City bombing, the Waco Siege, and other disasters, noting how they wished to "outdo" these events. Their codename for the massacre was "{{N|aturalBornKillers}}BK," "NBK," taken from a film that both one of them were huge fans of, their favorite films, ''Film/NaturalBornKillers'', in which the main characters go on a killing spree and become celebrities in the process.







Harris and Klebold had begun planning their attack a year in advance. Their plan was to build large bombs that they would plant in the cafeteria and then detonate at lunch time, destroying the cafeteria and the library above it and killing hundreds of students in what would have been the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history (the reason why they thought they would "top" Oklahoma City). After that, they would pick off the survivors outside as they fled the burning school. Notes in their journals also contain thoughts about heading to Denver International Airport, [[HarsherInHindsight hijacking a plane]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror crashing it]] into [[TooSoon/SeptemberEleventh a building]] in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, as well as fleeing to Mexico. The date of the massacre, April 20, coincides with UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's birthday, leading some to speculate that the killers were neo-Nazis. However, there is more evidence to suggest that they had originally planned to attack the school on April 19, the anniversary of both the Oklahoma City bombing they hoped to top and the end of the Waco Siege, but were forced to push it back a day, due to a cache of ammo only being delivered on that evening. Others have speculated that they chose April 20 because it was the day that many of the school's [[TheStoner stoners]], whom they had never had much of a problem with, would be cutting class to get high ("4/20" and all).

The killers arrived at the school at 11:10 AM and went to the cafeteria with the large duffel bags containing their bombs, each wired to detonate at 11:17 shortly after the start of lunch. They headed back to their cars to wait for the bombs to go off... [[WheresTheKaboom which they didn't]], thanks to [[EpicFail their lack of finesse at the finer points of bomb-making]]. Indeed, the only bomb to detonate was a decoy one they had placed in a nearby field earlier that morning. Set to explode at 11:14, it caused a small fire, but, since its detonation occurred so close to the time the shooting began, it did nothing more than vaguely alert the authorities that ''something'' was going on.

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Harris and Klebold had begun planning their attack a year in advance. Their plan was to build large bombs that they would plant in the cafeteria and then detonate at lunch time, destroying the cafeteria and the library above it and killing hundreds of students in what would have been the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history (the reason why they thought they would "top" Oklahoma City). After that, they would pick off the survivors outside as they fled the burning school. Notes in their journals also contain thoughts about heading to Denver International Airport, [[HarsherInHindsight hijacking a plane]] plane]], and [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror crashing it]] into [[TooSoon/SeptemberEleventh a building]] in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, as well as [[RunForTheBorder fleeing to Mexico.Mexico]]. The date of the massacre, April 20, coincides with UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's birthday, leading some to speculate that the killers were neo-Nazis. However, there is more evidence to suggest that they had originally planned to attack the school on April 19, the anniversary of both the Oklahoma City bombing they hoped to top and the end of the Waco Siege, but were forced to push it back a day, due to a cache of ammo only being delivered on that evening. Others have speculated that they chose April 20 because it was the day that many of the school's [[TheStoner stoners]], whom they had never had much of a problem with, would be cutting class to get high ("4/20" and all).

The killers arrived at the school at 11:10 AM and went to the cafeteria with the large duffel bags containing their bombs, each wired to detonate at 11:17 shortly after the start of lunch. They headed back to their cars to wait for the bombs to go off... [[WheresTheKaboom which they didn't]], thanks to [[EpicFail their lack of finesse at the finer points of bomb-making]]. Indeed, the only bomb to detonate was a decoy one ''decoy'' that they had placed in a nearby field earlier that morning. Set to explode at 11:14, it caused a small fire, but, but since its detonation occurred so close to the time the shooting began, it did nothing more than vaguely alert the authorities that ''something'' was going on.



These would prove to be the last victims of the Columbine massacre, as the killers left the library at 11:42 and spent the next twenty minutes wandering the now-empty halls and cafeteria, shooting and throwing pipe bombs seemingly at random. They went back into the library (which had since emptied out) at 12:02 and briefly exchanged fire with the policemen who now surrounded the school. The two then committed suicide; Harris fired his shotgun in his mouth, and Klebold shot himself with the handgun in his left temple.

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These would prove to be the last victims of the Columbine massacre, as the killers left the library at 11:42 and spent the next twenty minutes wandering the now-empty halls and cafeteria, shooting and throwing pipe bombs seemingly at random. They went back into the library (which had since emptied out) at 12:02 and briefly exchanged fire with the policemen who now surrounded the school. school, failing to hit any targets. The two then committed suicide; Harris [[AteHisGun fired his shotgun in into his mouth, mouth]], and Klebold shot himself with the handgun in his left temple.






Various conservative Christian groups proclaimed the massacre to be the result of the secularization of society, the [[ScienceIsBad teaching of evolution]] and sex education, and the lack of religion in public schools. Many within such circles are more inclined to accept initial accounts claiming that two of the victims, Cassie Bernall and Rachel Scott, had been killed because of their Christian faith, having been asked if they believed in God and answering "yes" before they were shot. Most authoritative investigations of the massacre have concluded that these stories of how the two died are [[UrbanLegends apocryphal]], and based on the experience of Valeen Schnurr, a girl who ''was'' asked by the killers if she believed in God, but survived the massacre. However, many continue to consider the two to be martyrs and symbols of faith in the face of death, and a number of Columbine-inspired works have portrayed their killers as specifically targeting Christians.

One of the most popular targets of social backlash was [[TheNewRockAndRoll shock rock, metal and other "Satanic," "unhealthy" or "violent" music]], with Music/MarilynManson acting as a main lightning rod. In reality, Harris viewed Manson as a sellout and a poser and Klebold was a casual fan at best (according to his mother, he had a Marilyn Manson poster in his room but when asked about it said he paid more attention to the music than the words), but this didn't stop people from claiming that their music had somehow influenced the two to shoot up their school. This ultimately became a case of NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity for Manson, as the massacre greatly increased their pop culture profile; their front man's interview with Michael Moore about the shooting (quoted above) may have been his SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.

Some alleged that the killers were either [[ThoseWackyNazis neo-Nazis]], or had a fascination with UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany his regime]]. Supporters of this theory point to the fact that the attack had taken place on April 20, Hitler's birthday, and the fact that the killers were fans of Music/{{Rammstein}} and Music/{{KMFDM}}, two bands often hit with accusations of being MusicToInvadePolandTo. Robyn Anderson and Devon Adams, two close friends of Klebold's, vehemently denied that either of the boys were neo-Nazis. It is worth noting here that Dylan Klebold's mother was Jewish (although he was raised Lutheran) and that videotapes recorded by both boys before the massacre referred to it being planned for a following Monday, not Tuesday. Most likely, the killers found the Nazi regime's [[TheSocialDarwinist social Darwinism]] and policy of genocide and extermination philosophically appealing but viewed their enemy as [[MisanthropeSupreme all of humanity]] rather than any specific ethnic group. Eric Harris, in particular, had a distinct tendency for PuttingOnTheReich with Nazi salutes and quotations, if apparently mainly for shock value.

The fact that Eric Harris had been taking the anti-depressants Luvox and, before that, Zoloft was a point of note for many people critical of the perceived over-prescription of psychiatric medication in today's society, particularly among teenagers. It would later be discovered that Harris had been rejected for military service due to his use of these medications, and it was speculated that this is what drove him over the edge, or else going off his medication in an attempt to be accepted. (This was later shown to be untrue Harris had not received news of his rejection by the time of the massacre, and, in any case, had begun his planning long before the recruiter had cold-called him.)

There were also allegations of [[AdultsAreUseless neglectful parenting]] thrown at the killers' parents, as people claimed that, had they been paying any attention to their kids, they could have stepped in and stopped it. In the so-called "Basement Tapes" recorded before the killing Harris and Klebold absolved their parents of responsibility and joked at how adept they were at fooling them; this is especially true for Klebold, since all the weaponry and tools for the massacre were stored at Harris's house. At the very least, they wanted their deed to be perceived as all their own.

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Various conservative Christian groups proclaimed the massacre to be the result of the secularization of society, the [[ScienceIsBad teaching of evolution]] and sex education, and the lack of religion in public schools. Many within such circles are more inclined to accept initial accounts claiming that two of the victims, Cassie Bernall and Rachel Scott, had been killed because of their Christian faith, having been asked if they believed in God and answering "yes" before they were shot. Most authoritative investigations of the massacre have concluded that these stories of how the two died are [[UrbanLegends apocryphal]], and based on the experience of Valeen Schnurr, a girl who ''was'' asked by the killers if she believed in God, but survived the massacre. However, many continue to consider the two to be martyrs and symbols of faith in the face of death, and a number of Columbine-inspired works have portrayed their killers as specifically targeting Christians.

Christians. At least one future spree killer, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umpqua_Community_College_shooting Umpqua Community College]] shooter Christopher Harper-Mercer, would target Christians during his killing spree in 2015, likely as an homage to this urban legend.

One of the most popular targets of social backlash was [[TheNewRockAndRoll shock rock, metal and other "Satanic," "unhealthy" "Satanic", "unhealthy", or "violent" music]], with Music/MarilynManson acting as a main lightning rod. In reality, Harris viewed Manson as a sellout and a poser and poser, while Klebold was only a casual fan at best (according best; according to his mother, he had a Marilyn Manson poster in his room room, but when asked about it it, he said he paid more attention to the music than the words), but words. However, this didn't stop people from claiming that their music had somehow influenced the two to shoot up their school. This ultimately became a case of NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity for Manson, as the massacre greatly increased their pop culture profile; their front man's interview with Michael Moore about the shooting (quoted above) may have been his SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.

Some alleged that the killers were either [[ThoseWackyNazis neo-Nazis]], or had a fascination with UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany his regime]]. Supporters of this theory point to the fact that the attack had taken place on April 20, Hitler's birthday, and the fact that the killers were fans of Music/{{Rammstein}} and Music/{{KMFDM}}, two bands often hit with accusations of being MusicToInvadePolandTo. Robyn Anderson and Devon Adams, two close friends of Klebold's, vehemently denied that either of the boys were neo-Nazis. It is worth noting here that Dylan Klebold's mother was Jewish (although he his father was raised Lutheran) Lutheran), and that videotapes recorded by both boys before the massacre referred to it being planned for a following Monday, not Tuesday. Klebold's mother [[http://forward.com/news/breaking-news/333862/columbine-shooter-had-jewish-roots-dreaded-passover-seder/ has described]] an incident a few weeks before the shooting, where Dylan didn't want to attend the family's Passover seder, and says that Harris learning that Klebold was Jewish created a tense moment between them (though he later got over it). Most likely, the killers found the Nazi regime's [[TheSocialDarwinist social Darwinism]] and policy of genocide and extermination philosophically appealing appealing, but viewed their enemy as [[MisanthropeSupreme all of humanity]] rather than any specific ethnic group. Eric Harris, Harris in particular, particular had a distinct tendency for PuttingOnTheReich with Nazi salutes and quotations, if apparently mainly for [[{{Troll}} shock value.

value]].

The fact that Eric Harris had been taking the anti-depressants Luvox and, before that, Zoloft was a point of note for many people critical of the perceived over-prescription of psychiatric medication in today's society, particularly among teenagers. It would later be discovered that Harris had been rejected for military service due to his use of these medications, and it was speculated that this is what drove him over the edge, or else going off his medication in an attempt to be accepted. (This was later shown to be untrue Harris had not received news of his rejection by the time of the massacre, and, and in any case, he had begun his planning long before the recruiter had cold-called him.)

There were also allegations of [[AdultsAreUseless neglectful parenting]] thrown at the killers' parents, as people claimed that, had they been paying any attention to their kids, they could have stepped in and stopped it. In the so-called "Basement Tapes" recorded before the killing killing, Harris and Klebold absolved their parents of responsibility and joked at how adept they were at fooling them; this is especially true for Klebold, since all the weaponry and tools for the massacre were stored at Harris's house. At the very least, they wanted their deed to be perceived as all their own.



One of the most disturbing trends to happen after the shooting was the DracoInLeatherPants aura that developed around Harris and Klebold, with many students on the bottom of the high school food chain calling them [[HeroicSacrifice heroes and martyrs]] who stood up to the [[JerkJock privileged jocks]] and [[TheBully bullies]] that ruled high schools across the nation. Trenchcoats became [[TheRedStapler a popular fashion accessory]] among such students, with schools responding by banning them under their dress codes. A series of [[FollowTheLeader copycat shootings]] took place, carried out mostly by people who wanted to get revenge on their classmates and, like Harris and Klebold, leave their mark on the world. Even a decade and a half later, a quick search will find a surprisingly large number of tribute sites and videos for "Reb and [=VoDKa=]". The vast majority of these sites condemn the shooting but express the sentiment that Klebold and to a lesser extent Harris were kind, intelligent boys before suffering mental illness and, in Klebold's case, falling in with perhaps the worst influence there could be, and that people should see this side of them as well. You know, with a healthy bit of [[TheInternetIsForPorn Rule 34]], too.

Perhaps the most important effect of the massacre was the way that it would shape American popular culture for years to come. The most noticeable and immediate change was a trend of [[MediaWatchdog stiffer censorship]] against violence in movies and TV shows that lasted into the early TurnOfTheMillennium. The teen {{horror}} genre, popularized by the likes of ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'', began to [[DeaderThanDisco die out]] as depictions of young people being brutally murdered suddenly became [[TooSoon very unsettling]]. After a period of TooSoon, school shootings became [[AxesAtSchool popular subject matter]] for RippedFromTheHeadlines programs, the canonical example being the ''Series/LawAndOrder'' episode "School Daze" (one of the first to be advertised with such a slogan). It can be argued that the Columbine massacre marked the beginning of the end for the viewpoints and culture of TheNineties (much like how [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels the Altamont disaster]] is said to have killed TheSixties), and that the time between April 20, 1999 and [[TheWarOnTerror September 11, 2001]] was a time of transition between TheNineties and the TurnOfTheMillennium.

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One of the most disturbing trends to happen after the shooting was the DracoInLeatherPants aura that developed around Harris and Klebold, with many students on the bottom of the high school food chain calling them [[HeroicSacrifice heroes and martyrs]] who stood up to the [[JerkJock privileged jocks]] and [[TheBully bullies]] that ruled high schools across the nation. Trenchcoats became [[TheRedStapler a popular fashion accessory]] among such students, with schools responding by banning them under their dress codes. A series of [[FollowTheLeader copycat shootings]] took place, carried out mostly by people who wanted to get revenge on their classmates and, like Harris and Klebold, leave their mark on the world. Even a decade and a half later, a quick search will find a surprisingly large number of tribute sites and videos for "Reb and [=VoDKa=]". The vast majority of these sites condemn the shooting but express the sentiment that Klebold and and, to a lesser extent extent, Harris were kind, intelligent boys before suffering mental illness and, in Klebold's case, falling in with perhaps the worst influence there could be, and that people should see this side of them as well. You know, with a healthy bit of [[TheInternetIsForPorn Rule 34]], too.

Perhaps the most important effect of the massacre was the way that it would shape American popular culture for years to come. The most noticeable and immediate change was a trend of [[MediaWatchdog stiffer censorship]] against violence in movies and TV shows that lasted into the early TurnOfTheMillennium. The teen {{horror}} genre, popularized by the likes of ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'', began to [[DeaderThanDisco die out]] as depictions of young people being brutally murdered suddenly became [[TooSoon very unsettling]].unsettling]] for both the MoralGuardians and for their target audience. After a period of TooSoon, school shootings became [[AxesAtSchool popular subject matter]] for RippedFromTheHeadlines programs, the canonical example being the ''Series/LawAndOrder'' episode "School Daze" (one of the first to be advertised with such a slogan). It can be argued that the Columbine massacre marked the beginning of the end for the viewpoints and culture of TheNineties (much like how [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels the Altamont disaster]] is said to have killed TheSixties), and that the time between April 20, 1999 and [[TheWarOnTerror September 11, 2001]] was [[EndOfAnEra a time of transition transition]] between TheNineties and the TurnOfTheMillennium.
19th Aug '16 1:25:53 PM LaptopGuy
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!!Media that is about, references or was affected by the event:

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!!Media that is about, references or was affected by the event:
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15th Aug '16 8:41:17 PM mariic
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** ''eries/Standoff'': "Peer Group"

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** ''eries/Standoff'': ''Series/{{Standoff}}'': "Peer Group"
29th Jul '16 6:59:43 PM ThePest179
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** The Estonian film "Klass" involves two boys being horrifically bullied until they come to school with guns and kill their tormentors.

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** The Estonian film "Klass" ''Klass'' involves two boys being horrifically bullied until they come to school with guns and kill their tormentors.


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* The flash game ''The Classroom'' references it when a student brings a gun on the last day of school, and kills a teacher and another student before turning the gun on himself.
17th Jun '16 3:57:47 PM ThePest179
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* While not the focus of the timeline, the Columbine massacre is mentioned in the AlternateHistory ''Literature/AGiantSuckingSound'' and is slightly worse than the real life massacre (Harria and Klebold succeed in burning the school down), with more emphasis put on the killers' alleged Neo-Nazi ties due to being seen within the context of a series of far-right terrorist attacks. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming President Ann Richards chooses not to exploit the massacre for political gain and instead meets with victims of the massacre to listen to what they have to say.]]]]

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* While not the focus of the timeline, the Columbine massacre is mentioned in the AlternateHistory ''Literature/AGiantSuckingSound'' and is slightly worse than the real life massacre (Harria (Harris and Klebold succeed in burning the school down), with more emphasis put on the killers' alleged Neo-Nazi ties due to being seen within the context of a series of far-right terrorist attacks. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming President Ann Richards chooses not to exploit the massacre for political gain and instead meets with victims of the massacre to listen to what they have to say.]]]]
17th Jun '16 3:56:53 PM ThePest179
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* While not the focus of the timeline, the Columbine massacre is mentioned in the AlternateHistory ''Literature/AGiantSuckingSound'', with more emphasis put on the killers' alleged Neo-Nazi ties due to being seen within the context of a series of far-right terrorist attacks.

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* While not the focus of the timeline, the Columbine massacre is mentioned in the AlternateHistory ''Literature/AGiantSuckingSound'', ''Literature/AGiantSuckingSound'' and is slightly worse than the real life massacre (Harria and Klebold succeed in burning the school down), with more emphasis put on the killers' alleged Neo-Nazi ties due to being seen within the context of a series of far-right terrorist attacks. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming President Ann Richards chooses not to exploit the massacre for political gain and instead meets with victims of the massacre to listen to what they have to say.]]]]
17th Jun '16 3:13:37 PM ThePest179
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Added DiffLines:

* While not the focus of the timeline, the Columbine massacre is mentioned in the AlternateHistory ''Literature/AGiantSuckingSound'', with more emphasis put on the killers' alleged Neo-Nazi ties due to being seen within the context of a series of far-right terrorist attacks.
25th May '16 7:44:39 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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** And one of the scapegoats, MarilynManson, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM_WuQdg-sY gives his insight on the deal.]] (See also his entry on Music, below.)

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** And one of the scapegoats, MarilynManson, [[http://www.Music/MarilynManson, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM_WuQdg-sY gives his insight on the deal.]] (See also his entry on Music, below.)
9th May '16 7:42:08 PM Angeldeb82
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* ''VideoGame/KingpinLifeOfCrime'' [[TooSoon had the unfortunate timing of being released in June 1999]], just two months after the massacre, because even though the development team of Xatrix Entertainment became aware of the massacre and implemented a "safe" version[[note]]a password protected game mode which meant that the game would play with low violence and bleeped out expletives[[/note] in response to the criticism in the National Institute on Media and the Family's 1999 report on violent video games (and its CEO, Drew Markham, stated that the game was never meant for children), MoralGuardians and {{Media Watchdog}}s ordered various retail stores (save Electronics Boutique) not to stock the game in shelves.

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* ''VideoGame/KingpinLifeOfCrime'' [[TooSoon had the unfortunate timing of being released in June 1999]], just two months after the massacre, because even though the development team of Xatrix Entertainment became aware of the massacre and implemented a "safe" version[[note]]a password protected game mode which meant that the game would play with low violence and bleeped out expletives[[/note] expletives[[/note]] in response to the criticism in the National Institute on Media and the Family's 1999 report on violent video games (and its CEO, Drew Markham, stated that the game was never meant for children), MoralGuardians and {{Media Watchdog}}s ordered various retail stores (save Electronics Boutique) not to stock the game in shelves.
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