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Columbine Massacre Victims
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 On Tuesday April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, two Columbine Seniors, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, went on a premeditated massacre killing 12 fellow students and one teacher before committing suicide in the school library. The Columbine High School Massacre is the fourth deadliest school massacre in United States history. In addition to the deceased, 24 other students and faculty were injured. Please pay tribute to these victims and Visit and Donate to the Columbine Memorial Website. For more information regarding the victims and the events of that tragic day, please visit AColumbineSite.com.

 

  • Bernall, Cassie: (November 6, 1981 - April 20, 1999):  Cassie was an extremely talented and loving student who was active in her church and youth programs. She was hiding in the Columbine school library when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold entered at approximately 11:29AM. Harris came around the table where Cassie and another girl were hiding. He slapped the top of the table, knelt down, and stated "Peek-a-boo!" He pointed his sawed-off shotgun under the table and firing once hitting Cassie in the right side of the head. She died instantly. Also, controversy surrounds a brief exchange of words between Harris and Cassie in which it is thought her ask her "Do you believe in God?" It is uncertain whether this account did take place although this fact was indeed verified by another student.
     
  • Curnow, Steven: (August 28, 1984 - April 20, 1999):  Steven was an athletic person who played on the soccer team which his dad coached. He also refereed part-time and was inspired to go into the Navy. He was an avid moviegoer who loved Star Wars. He was also hiding in the library when Eric Harris grabbed his shotgun and walked over to the lower row of computer desks where Steven was hiding and fired his gun. The shot hit Steven in the neck, killing him.
     
  • DePooter, Corey: (March 3, 1982 - April 20, 1999):  Corey was a former wrestler who was an avid golfer and fisherman. He was hiding in the library with his friends, Jennifer Doyle and Austin Eubanks, when Harris and Klebold got to the table where they were hiding. Dylan Klebold pointed his semi-automatic gun under the table, aimed directly at Corey, then pulled the trigger, hitting him in the neck and chest, killing him.
     
  • Fleming, Kelly Ann: (January 6, 1983 - April 20, 1999):  Kelly was a shy and creative girl who was an aspiring songwriter and author known for her beautiful poems and short stories. She and her family had moved to Colorado not long before the shootings. Kelly was hiding in the library where she was studying with her friends, Lisa Kreutz, Jeanna Park, Diwata Perez, Val Schnurr, and Lauren Townsend. Dylan Klebold had initially approached Kelly's table and shot Lisa and Val injuring them. Klebold then went to another table injuring and killing another student before returning back to her table coming up from behind and shooting Kelly in the back with his sawed-off shotgun, killing her instantly.
     
  • Kechter, Matthew: (February 19, 1983 - April 20, 1999):  Matthew was a smart and talented football player who played both offense and defense on the Columbine football team. He was an outstanding student who was studying in the library the day of the shootings. Matthew along with follow teammate, Isaiah Shoels were gunned down as they hid under a library table. After killing Isaiah, Dylan Klebold shot Matthew in the chest and left him to die from his injuries.
  • Mauser, Daniel: (June 25, 1983 - April 20, 1999):  Daniel was a smart and outstanding Sophomore who strived in academics by excelling in his mathematics and science curriculum. He was also an avid part of the school's debate and cross-country teams. Daniel had been named the top biology student of the Sophomore class and had won the "Stretch for Excellence" award. Unfortunately, he would not learn of this achievement as he was gunned down in the school library. Daniel was shot in the face by Eric Harris in as he hid under a table. Daniel was awarded the "Stretch for Excellence" award posthumously.
     
  • Rohrbough, Daniel: (March 2, 1984 - April 20, 1999):  Daniel was a energetic and fun young man who enjoyed computer games and electronics. He would work after school helping his father at his stereo business while also helping his grandfather on the farm in his spare time. He was walking with two friends up the West Staircase when he along with his two friends were shot by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. Daniel managed to get up and stagger down the staircase; however, he was approached by Eric Harris who shot him point-blank in the chest, killing him.
     
  • Sanders, William 'Dave': (October 22, 1951 - April 20, 1999): William Sanders was an aspiring person who taught business for 25 years and coached the girls basketball and softball teams at Columbine High School. Coach Sanders along with several other staff members heroically saved an untold numbers of lives by redirecting students out of the cafeteria and out of the direct path of the shooters. As Coach Sanders was telling students to get in and remain in the classrooms out of danger, he was shot from behind by Eric Harris. Coach Sanders managed to get himself into a science classroom where students were taking an exam. Students administered first aid and alerted police that their teacher was badly hurt and needed medical attention; however, he died nearly three hours later from blood loss from gunshot wounds to the neck and torso while waiting for help that never arrived. His last words which he told his students was "Tell my family I love them." Given his heroic efforts, he posthumously received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage.
     
  • Scott, Rachel Joy: (August 5, 1981 - April 20, 1999): Rachel was a very courageous and talented young women who strived to be an aspiring writer and actress in addition to loving photography. Rachel was a very spiritual individual who often wrote  to God in her journals about her wish to "Reach the Unreached."  Her talent is obvious in her artwork of collages in which she strives to spread the word of God. Her journals inspire her words and her goals for which her legacy lives on.  On the morning of the shootings, Rachel was eating lunch with one of her friends on the grassy lawn outside the school building. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold began shooting at Rachel and her friend near the West Entrance. Rachel was hit and and fell. Moments later, one of the shooters came down the hill and shot her at close range. She died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head, chest, arm and leg. Please visit Rachel's websites to view her journals and artwork.
     
  • Shoels, Isaiah: (August 4, 1980 - April 20, 1999) Isaiah was an inspiring young man who had overcome adversity being born with a heart defect but went on to play football and wrestle. He was talented and played the keyboards and aspired to attend arts college in hopes of becoming a record producer like his father. On the morning of the shootings, Isaiah was sitting with his teammates Matthew Kechter and Craig Scott, Rachel Scott's brother. When the shootings began, they all hid under the table. Dylan Klebold had approached their table and attempted to pull Isaiah out from underneath the table, but was unsuccessful. He then called to Harris, and joined him. Klebold and Harris taunted Shoels for a few seconds and made racial slurs towards him. Harris then knelt down and shot him in the chest at close range, killing him instantly.






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