Fake Suicide Notes
Shortly after the shootings at Columbine High School, the local law enforcement received an email that claimed it was a posthumously delivered suicide note written by Eric Harris. The following is a copy of the email. After thorough investigation it was determined by Jefferson County to be a fake. There was also a poem posted to the internet (see below the email) that claimed to be written by the shooters but was also proved a fake. Phony websites and chatgroup accounts sprang up in the weeks following, mostly claiming to belong to Eric Harris, though a few claimed to be Dylan Klebold. With the exception of the profiles
posted on this website, the accounts were all checked out by JeffCo and the FBI and discounted as fakes.
By now it's over. If you are reading this my
mission is complete. I have finished
revolutionizing the neoeuphoric infliction
of my internal terror. Your children who
have ridaculed me, who have chosen not to
accept me, who have treated me like I am not
worth their time are dead. THEY ARE FUCKING
DEAD. Surely you will try to blame it on the
clothes I wear, the music I listen to, or
the way I choose to present myself- but no.
Do not hide behind my choices. You need to
face the fact that this comes as a result of
YOUR CHOICES. Parents and Teachers, YOU
FUCKED UP. You have taught these kids to be
gears and sheep. To think and act like those
who came before them, to not accept what is
different. YOU ARE IN THE WRONG. I may have
taken their lives and my own- but it was
your doing. Teachers, Parents, LET THIS
MASSACARE BE ON YOUR SHOULDERS UNTIL THE DAY
YOU DIE. Am I insane? Maybe. Is it my fault?
No. I did not choose this life, but I have
indeed chosen to exit it. You may think the
horror ends with the bullet in my head- but
you wouldn't be so lucky. All that I can
leave you with to decipher what more
extensive death is to come is "12Skizto".
You have until April 26th. Goodbye.
--Eric Harris, April 19th
The 420 poem supposedly written by Eric Harris, later debunked by authorities as a fake.
Subject: 420 poem by Eric the killer from Littleton
Date: 22 Apr 1999 10:42:07 PDT
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A friend of mine that knows Eric gave me this poem that Eric
wrote to put on the net.
420 is the day 420 shows 'em all that I am not gay
420 is the date of my deed 420 will be what I will need
420 comes from seed 420 is what I call weed
420 will put me in the mood 420 my life will be just like
420 will give me great big balls 420 will make we laugh when
I walk the halls
420 will be when I show 'em all 420 will be their down fall
420 is the 110th year of the one they all feared 420 is the
110th day and it draws very near
420 is 3 years and 1 day 420 is 6 years and 1 day
420 starts a line that began with Woodham, and it is a very
simple riddle 420 ends the line on the way to Kringle, I am
on the line in the middle
420 will connect all the school shootings on the Line 420
will show that the Line belongs to Sollog the Lord of upside
420 is chapter and verse in a book that explains my Job very
well 420 is verse and chapter about the beast from hell
420 they will want to put me in a cell 420 I will be sent
back to hell