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  • The Columbine Tapes

    "Time sent a team of reporters to Littleton, Colo., to find out what victims, parents, students, school administrators and police investigators had learned about the Columbine massacre and the weeks and months leading up to it. What they found was almost as startling as the shooting itself: The teenage gunmen, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, had planned and plotted their destruction for at least a year. And (the gunmen) left behind revealing diaries and a series of home videos... They also found that warning signs had been missed... Much of what we had heard about the shooters in the immediate aftermath turned out to be untrue - and while the community and the nation spent eight grueling months struggling to understand the massacre and questioning how and why it could happen, the police task force investigating the shooting had the answers all along and allowed all of us to wallow in uncertainty and misinformation..."