Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold
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Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold in trench coats at Columbine High School in the video Hitmen for Hire
Who were Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold? Why did they do what they did? Together these young men came to the world's attention when they laid siege to Columbine High School the morning of April 20, 1999. Before that day, they were just a couple of normal American high school seniors just two weeks away from graduating... at least, that's what people who knew them thought.

For well over a year before the shooting, the two teens had been making plans to attack their school. According to what they said in the hate-filled journals and videos they left behind, they wanted to take revenge on the people they accused of picking on and snubbing them. More than that: They wanted to destroy the school. They wanted to punish the world for not being what they wanted it to be.

While we will never know answers to all of the questions left in the wake of the tragedy, below you'll find a collection of documents, reports, photos, videos, diaries, and other info about the gunmen that will help. These files shed light on what happened before, during, and after the grim events of one of the world's worst school shootings.

The links below lead to detailed information about each of the Columbine shooters.

* Many people have asked me about the pictures of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold dead in the library. Yes, I have seen them. No, they are not on this website. Their families made it clear they find the pictures hurtful, so the images have never appeared on this site and never will. The images are available elsewhere: If you really want to find them, you can search Google images.