It Took 17 Years For The Mother Of One Of The Columbine Killers To Speak On TV. Here’s Why She Did

by JESSICA GOLDSTEIN – Sue Klebold, mother of one of the Columbine killers, gave her first televised interview on Friday. Her son, Dylan, alongside friend and classmate Eric Harris, killed 13 people at Columbine High School nearly 17 years ago. Sue has mostly stayed out of the media — perhaps her most high-profile moment came when she penned an essay, “I Will Never Know Why,” for O: The Oprah Magazine in 2009 — but granted her first TV interview to Diane Sawyer on ABC. During the special edition of 20/20, Klebold talked about living with the agony of knowing the pain her son had inflicted on so many families. She told Sawyer that she thinks about the victims every single day. When Klebold used the word “harmed” to describe what Dylan had done, Sawyer questioned her choice of words. Harmed, not killed? “I think it’s easier for me to say harmed...

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This Incredibly Powerful Statement From A Teen Survivor Of A School Shooting Can’t Be Missed

by JOHN PRAGER – When we think of school shootings, we often think of those directly involved — the dead, the wounded, the people who saw the gunman’s face. Desiree Palmer was not in the room at Marysville-Pilchuk High School in Washington, when freshman Jaylen Fryberg stormed into the school cafeteria and shot five other students, killing four, before fatally shooting himself. But she, along with an entire community, felt the impact. Desiree’s story was brought to my attention by none other than Montel Williams. Williams, a proud, gun-owning conservative, recently said that he watched President Obama outline his plan to ease the suffering in this country by taking executive action on firearms — not, of course, by stripping ownership from law-abiding citizens as the NRA and its acolytes fear, but through a series of common-sense reforms. While some cling to the idea that any reform is a sign that...

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