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Eric Harris,

18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, high school students, went on a shooting rampage on April 20 at Littleton, Colorado's Columbine High School, killing 12 students and 1 teacher before turning guns on themselves. The pair, who were members of the school's “trenchcoat mafia,” had been planning the attack for a year and were armed with sawed-off shotguns, a semiautomatic rifle, and homemade bombs. They targeted athletes and minorities. The tragedy led to soul-searching in Washington, with politicians blaming everything from Ritalin to the entertainment industry to day care for the deadly spate of school violence.


José Gusmão,1999 People in the NewsJ. Dennis Hastert,