Columbine High School massacre

The Columbine High School massacre wis a schuil shuitin that occurred on Apryle 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine,[3][4] an unincorporated aurie o Jefferson Coonty in the American state o Colorado. In addeetion tae the shuitins, the complex an heichly planned attack involved a fire bomb tae divert firefechters, propane tanks convertit tae bombs placed in the cafeteria, 99 explosive devices, an carbombs. The perpetrators, senior students Eric Harris an Dylan Klebold, murthert 12 students an ane teacher. Thay injured 21 addeetional fowk, an three mair war injured while attemptin tae escape the schuil. The pair subsequently committit suicide.[5][6]

Columbine High School massacre
Columbine Shooting Security Camera.jpg
Eric Harris (left) an Dylan Klebold (richt) catcht on the heich schuil's siccarity cameras in the cafeteria, 11 meenits afore thair suicides
LocationColumbine, Colorado,[1] U.S.
Coordinates39°36′12″N 105°04′29″W / 39.60333°N 105.07472°W / 39.60333; -105.07472Coordinates: 39°36′12″N 105°04′29″W / 39.60333°N 105.07472°W / 39.60333; -105.07472
DateApryle 20, 1999; 21 years ago (1999-04-20)
11:19 a.m. – 12:08 p.m. (UTC-6)
TargetStudents an faculty at Columbine High School
Attack teep
Schuil shuitin, mass murther, murder–suicide, arson, attempted bombin
Daiths15 (includin baith perpetrators)
Non-fatal injures
24 (21 bi gunfire)
PerpetratorsEric Harris an Dylan Klebold
DefendersWilliam David Sanders
Aaron Hancey[2]


  1. "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Columbine CDP, CO" U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on April 25, 2015. The schuil's location is on Pierce Street, that runs north-sooth throu Columbine, aboot ane mile west o the Littleton ceety leemit.
  2. Trostle, Pat (February 2, 2000). "Columbine hero has local ties". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  3. "Columbine High School". Retrieved April 21, 2015. The U.S. Postal Service designates "Littleton" as the default place name for addresses in the schuil's ZIP code; sicweys, the massacre wis widely reportit as haein happened in the adjacent City of Littleton. The schuil actually lees a mile wast o the Littleton ceety leemit.
  4. "columbine high school shootings". Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  5. Lamb, Gina (April 17, 2008). "Columbine High School". The New York Times.
  6. Donaldson James, Susan (April 13, 2009). "Columbine Shootings 10 Years Later: Students, Teacher Still Haunted by Post-Traumatic Stress". ABC News.