Columbine High School massacre

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The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting and attempted bombing that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, United States.wikipedia
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Columbine effect

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The crime has inspired several copycats (see Columbine effect) and "Columbine" has become a byword for mass shootings.
The Columbine effect is the legacy and impact of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre and the perpetrators Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.

Rachel Scott

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Many impromptu memorials were created after the massacre, including victims Rachel Scott's car and John Tomlin's truck.
Rachel Joy Scott (August 5, 1981 – April 20, 1999) was an American student and the first victim of the Columbine High School massacre, in which 11 other students and a teacher were also murdered by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who then committed suicide.

Video game controversies

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Also discussed were the moral panic over goths, social outcasts, the use of pharmaceutical antidepressants by teenagers, teenage Internet use and violence in video games and movies.
The 1999 Columbine High School massacre created a moral panic around video games, spurring research to see if violent video games led to aggressive behaviors in real life.

Columbine High School

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The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting and attempted bombing that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, United States.
It is known for being the site of the 1999 massacre.

Zero tolerance (schools)

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Columbine also resulted in an increased emphasis on school security with zero tolerance policies.
The use of zero-tolerance policies in public schools increased dramatically after the Columbine High School massacre, with principals declaring that safety concerns made them want zero tolerance for weapons.

List of school shootings in the United States by death toll

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At the time, it was the deadliest school shooting in United States history.

Columbine, Colorado

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The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting and attempted bombing that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, United States.
Columbine was the site of the Columbine High School massacre in 1999.

Columbine Memorial

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The Columbine Memorial opened up to the public on September 21, 2007.
The Columbine Memorial is a memorial in Columbine, Colorado, that honors the deceased and injured victims, survivors, rescuers, and all who were affected by the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999.

School shooting

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The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting and attempted bombing that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, United States.
Between the 1999 Columbine High School massacre in Colorado and the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, there were 31 school shootings in the United States and 14 in the rest of the world combined.

Propane bomb

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These included pipe bombs, carbon dioxide cartridges filled with gunpowder (called "crickets" ), Molotov cocktails, propane tanks converted to bombs, car bombs, and diversionary bombs.
A notable incident in which a propane bomb was used was during the Columbine High School massacre in which the two assailants Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold intended to kill students in the school cafeteria by using propane tanks fitted with timing devices.

Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold

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The perpetrators, twelfth grade (senior) students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher.
This became known as the Columbine High School massacre.

Cassie Bernall

Harris walked over to a table south of the lower computer table, slapped the surface twice and knelt, saying "Peek-a-boo" to 17-year-old Cassie Bernall before shooting her once in the head, killing her.
Cassie René Bernall (November 6, 1981 – April 20, 1999) was a student killed in the Columbine High School massacre, where 11 more students and a teacher were killed by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who then committed suicide.

Moral panic

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Also discussed were the moral panic over goths, social outcasts, the use of pharmaceutical antidepressants by teenagers, teenage Internet use and violence in video games and movies.
Public concern and media coverage of violent video games reached a high point following the Columbine High School massacre in 1999, after which videos were found of the perpetrators, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, talking about violent games like Doom and making comparisons between the acts they intended to carry out and aspects of games.

Austin Eubanks

Both shooters moved south and fired randomly under another table, critically injuring two 17-year-olds, Jennifer Doyle and Austin Eubanks, and fatally wounding 17-year-old Corey DePooter.
He was a survivor of the Columbine High School massacre, in which his best friend, 17-year-old Corey DePooter, was killed and Eubanks was shot in his hand and knee.

TEC-9

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Klebold used a 9×19mm Intratec TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun with one 52-, one 32-, and one 28-round magazine and a Stevens 311D double-barreled shotgun.
The TEC-9 developed a negative reputation for its association with organized crime, street gangs and mass shootings in the 1990s, most notably used during the 101 California Street shooting and the Columbine High School massacre.

First-person shooter

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It was initially to host levels (WADs) Harris created for use in the first-person shooter video games Doom and Doom II, as well as Quake.
There was further controversy when it emerged that the perpetrators of the Columbine High School massacre were fans of the game; the families of several victims later unsuccessfully attempted to sue numerous video game companies - among them id Software - which the families claimed inspired the massacre.

Columbine (book)

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According to this theory—used by Dave Cullen for his 2009 book Columbine— Harris had been the mastermind.
It is an examination of the Columbine High School massacre, on April 20, 1999, and the perpetrators Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.

Car bomb

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Their cars in the parking lots were made into bombs which also failed to detonate, and at another location away from the school, two bombs were set up as diversions, only one of which partially detonated.

Copycat crime

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The crime has inspired several copycats (see Columbine effect) and "Columbine" has become a byword for mass shootings.

Peer victimization

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Both of the shooters were classified as gifted children who had allegedly been victims of bullying for years.
Mass interest in the issue of peer victimization arose during the 1990s due to media coverage of student suicides, peer beatings, and school shootings, notably the tragedy in Columbine, Colorado.

Marilyn Manson (band)

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In the late 1990s, Marilyn Manson and his eponymous band established themselves as a household name, and as one of the most controversial rock acts in music history.
In 1999, news media falsely blamed the band for influencing the Columbine High School massacre.

Marilyn Manson

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In the late 1990s, Marilyn Manson and his eponymous band established themselves as a household name, and as one of the most controversial rock acts in music history.
He was interviewed in Michael Moore's political documentary about gun violence, Bowling for Columbine, discussing possible motivations for the 1999 Columbine massacre, after media speculation that the shooters, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, were avid fans of Manson's music; he denied allegations that his music was a contributory factor.

Blackjack Pizza

Harris and Klebold both held part-time jobs at a local Blackjack Pizza.
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the high school seniors who committed the 1999 Columbine High School massacre worked at the Blackjack Pizza store in Littleton, Colorado, and Harris eventually became shift manager.

Doom (1993 video game)

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It was initially to host levels (WADs) Harris created for use in the first-person shooter video games Doom and Doom II, as well as Quake.
The game again sparked controversy in the United States when it was found that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who committed the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999, were avid players of the game.

Trench coat

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It depicts them as part of the Trench coat Mafia, a clique in the school who wore black trench coats, extorting money for protecting preps from bullies.
Early media reports of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre initially associated the perpetrators (Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold) with members of the "Trenchcoat Mafia", a group of outcasts who allegedly wore conspicuous black Australian oilcloth dusters.