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Columbine's Aftermath

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Denver teens read the news posted in a business windowWhat happened after the bullets stopped flying and shooters were dead? Examining the evidence left behind. Repairing the damages. Healing, supposedly. But for most of the people who were involved in this tragic event, healing isn't something that has come quickly. Some individuals have gone on to turn a tragedy into a personal triumph while others never were able to put back together the fragments of their shattered lives.

Along with the necessary physical recovery for the victims came also the necessary investigations and, sadly, the obligatory lawsuits. In the modern age it's how the average man can get legal revenge: Through due process. The county was sued, the law enforcement were, the parents of the shooters were, charity organizations, major corporations and more were sued. Lawsuits can't resurrect the dead, though, and no amount of money can undo what happened that fateful April morning.

Each year that has passed since the events of April 20, 1999, there have been new developments, new chapters in the collective stories of Columbine's survivors. Below you can find photo galleries and information featuring key events that have gone on in the months and years that have followed the shootings at Columbine High. The pages are set up in chronological bullet-point fashion for ease of keeping track of what happened when.

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1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004,
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,
2011, 2012, 2013, present day

NOTE: This timeline only goes up to 2013 as noteworthy news about Columbine tapered off.

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