School officials said the number of people trying to get close to or even inside the school reached record levels this year, the 20th anniversary of the 1999 attack.
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School officials say continued public attention and an obsession with the physical building have made keeping the school secure a supremely difficult task.
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The physical building has attracted public attention and obsession ever since the attack two decades ago.
Austin Eubanks was shot in the hand and knee in the Columbine shooting that killed 12 classmates and a teacher, including Eubanks' best friend.
An autopsy summary by the Clear Creek County coroner estimated that 18-year-old Sol Pais likely died on April 15 — the day authorities said she flew to Denver from Miami.
"Our hearts have giant holes in them. But our hearts are bigger than they were 20 years ago," said Dawn Anna, who lost her daughter Lauren Townsend in the shooting 20 years ago.
Many questions remain unanswered about Pais, but a friend disputed the contention by authorities that she posed a threat.
After Columbine, everyone wanted to help. The musical community reacted the same way.
“Everybody’s just emotionally exhausted,” said the CEO of a mental health agency where many employees have worked since before the 1999 Columbine shootings.
"i have never known colorado without gun violence, have grown up in education each year in the shadow of columbine"