When they attacked Columbine High School, the shooters injured 24 people and killed 15 more, including themselves. The people who survived it, their families and the families of those who died were left to pick up the pieces of a broken situation they could barely comprehend. The first hours following the massacre were filled with chaos, fear, confusion and panic as parents scrambled to locate their children and the media scrambled to cover the terror. Days stretched into years as Littleton - and the world - have tried to adapt to the social scars left behind. Below are sections devoted to different aspects of the survivors' side of this tragic tale.
+ Surviving 4-20-1999 + (1, 2)
Photo gallery of what happened outside of Columbine when students and teachers were able to escape the school. Also see photos of Leawood Elementary where many parents waited for news about their children and pictures of the triage areas set up near the school. (Some images are graphic in nature - viewer discretion advised.)
+ 911 Calls +
Detailed information about and sound clips of the calls made from inside the school and by those outside of the school during the shootings.
+ Victims: the Injured +
Photos of and information about the students who were injured by gunfire and survived, and information about and photos of their families. Includes some present-day updates.
+ Aftermath +
Year-by-year updates on what happened to those that survived, up to present day. Includes photos and information about the victims and the renovated Columbine High School, and other related news over the years since the shootings.