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Victims of Columbine
Lend Your Voices on the First Anniversary


April 20 marks the first anniversary of the worst school shooting in U.S. history.


On that date in 1999, 15 people--12 students, 1 teacher, and 2 gunmen, also students--died at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, during a 30-minute rampage that devastated the school's community and stunned the nation.


If you have prayers or thoughts to offer in response to Columbine--or to the many other instances of school violence--please sign in and record them below. Beliefnet welcomes your written contributions.


Columbine Victims:

Cassie Bernall, Steve Curnow, Corey DePooter, Kelly Fleming, Matthew Kechter, Daniel Mauser, Daniel Rohrbough, Dave Sanders, Rachel Scott, Isaiah Shoels, John Tomlin, Lauren Townsend, Kyle Velasquez

 
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shaner
4/21/2004 00:14

Father, I know you're comforting the families, friends, Community of this tragedy, I add my own prayers here at this Circle, may our eyes and hearts be open so that something like this never happen's again, and let us learn a lesson from this very sad situation, with love and forgiveness in our heart's also, I ask this through Your Son Jesus, who lives and Reign's with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever, Amen.


anarchy
4/22/2004 00:00

Well, I remember April the 20th of 1999 like it was yesterday. I was skipping grade 10 math class when I heard the news that there was a shooting in a place called Columbine. I remember standing outside of the school smoking a joint, happily I no longer smoke pot, when my friend walked up to me and said, “Did you hear about the shooting?” I said “Where, here?” He said, “No, no in some place called Columbine.” That was the first I ever heard of this place called Columbine. I can tell you that these two kids were not that far away from what my friends and I were like. We were anti-religious, pot smokers; we also made pipe bombs in our basements without our parents noticing. We egged houses, picked on the bible readers and were all around bored out of our tree constantly but unlike them we smarted up, some by getting arrest, myself by getting clean off weed. I prayer for the families and for the souls of these young people of the book, may they be in paradise with Allah, happy and safe.

May the guidance and blessing from the almighty Allah, creator of the universe help humanity from not letting this event repeat in any school from now on…


cindys1021
4/22/2004 01:02

May all the Columbine families find some comfort and peace during this difficult time. I'm also praying for the families of Eric Harris & Dylan Klebold ... I have lost a child (illness), but I can only imagine the pain they must be living with, having to remember every day that not only have they lost a child, but that their child(ren) were responsible for taking 12 other lives. God grant your mercy on their souls and the souls of all those departed before us.

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