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School Massacres as a Way of Asserting the Self Essay

School Massacres as a Way of Asserting the Self Essay

The famous Columbine High School massacre is considered as one of the deadliest massacres in the history of the United States. It happened on April 20, 1999 at around 11 am when two students namely Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold arrived in their respective cars. Prior to this, the two have already set up a fire bomb within a half mile vicinity of the school. Accordingly, it was found out that the bomb is meant to distract authorities and security officers. When the bomb finally exploded and caused a minimal fire, the two students entered the cafeteria with propane bombs packed in duffel bags. They left the bags in the cafeteria and proceeded to wait in their respective cars for the bomb to explode. The plan was to shoot anybody who flees from the school vicinity. However, the bomb failed to explode. They then armed themselves with weapons and started gunning Rachel Scott and Richard Castaldo who were eating their lunches.

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