The most tragic school shooting in American history took place on April 20, 1999. On this infamous day in history two Columbine high school-students killed 13 and wounded 21, before they took there own lives. It’s not clear why they chose this day, but it may be because this was the anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s birthday. What happened on this day was a tragedy that affected not only Columbine, but the whole country as well.
At 11:10 a.m. both shooters pulled into parking spaces belonging to other students. They did this to position their cars near any law enforcement that would respond. In their cars were bombs, set to explode a while after they entered the school. The shooters, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, were both armed with shotguns, 9mm pistols, grenades, pipe bombs, propane tanks, and other flammable gæsses. The plan was to detonate two backpacks full of explosives in the middle of a lunch break. They would then shoot any students who tried to escape.