Columbine by Dave Cullen
Early in 1999, the principal of Columbine High School installed four surveillance cameras in his cafeteria to keep students from leaving their trays out. The grainy, colorless footage caught each dull lunch period in 15-second bursts. Four months later, the cameras logged Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold calmly walking through with rifles. It is just about the only public image there is of the two teenagers during the horrific hour they spent shooting their teachers and classmates. They appear alone in the video, ignoring the few students cornered under tables in the background. Denver’s Rocky Mountain News later won a Pulitzer for its arresting photographs of the victims and survivors—all taken outside the school or after the shootings.
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