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The killing of 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School in 1999 continues to shape how we view and understand school shootings today. Grab the embed code for this video at Times Video: http://nyti.ms/1PK273g RELATED: Sean Graves was told he would never walk again after being shot during the attack at Columbine High School. This is what happened next. WATCH: http://nyti.ms/1FEJYDW Produced by: RETROREPORT Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1JyY3NV --------------------------------------------------------------- Subscribe to the Times Video newsletter for free and get a handpicked selection of the best videos from The New York Times every week: http://bit.ly/timesvideonewsletter Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video --------------------------------------------------------------- Want more from The New York Times? Twitter: https://twitter.com/nytvideo Instagram: http://instagram.com/nytvideo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nytvideo Google+: https://plus.google.com/+nytimes Whether it's reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, New York Times video journalists provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world. It's all the news that's fit to watch. On YouTube. Haunted by Columbine | Retro Report Documentary | The New York Times http://www.youtube.com/user/TheNewYorkTimes
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Ling G (16 hours ago)
Hey America how about one school shooting, one killed kid in a school, is too much?
I’m Batman (19 hours ago)
Today in 2019 every time a shooting happens lefties try to force gun control on law abiding citizens before the bodies are cold. And then they bust on the police for not getting there in time.( they demonize the police unless they need them ) police aren’t supermen, they can’t know exactly when and where there’ll be a shooting. All they can do is their best. I fail to see how it’s the gun or the police departments fault. The only one who should be blamed for shootings are the SHOOTERS!
Sebo Dude (1 day ago)
9:19
israel olvera (1 day ago)
Half of the school shooters are from the school there shooting so lock down drills dont really help
Jon Moore (2 days ago)
We always blame the guns but not mental illness or bullying
Renagadde IKR (2 days ago)
I bet if any of them were black, Latino , or Muslim , the media would explode and would've never wanted to find out about it.
Anon _ (2 days ago)
"Black Trenchcoats" Me: is it JD
no, this is patrick (1 day ago)
**Veronica is quaking**
cx2334 (2 days ago)
These shooters should be shot on sight
Unknown (2 days ago)
Calling them killers is a mistake... World is messed up People mess with other people and those people hate to be messed with
Jackson George (3 hours ago)
You know. They are killers. Depressed or not, good people use their pain to help others. You can see people living poor and hungry and yet they try their hardest to help others. These monsters, they used their pain to make others feel the same. That is despicable.
Goth Claudia (3 days ago)
I just love how they did that they are an inspiration for my life
Goth Claudia (3 days ago)
I just might do this
SandboxArrow (3 days ago)
In US schools get shot up In UK schools get attacked by knives In Middle East schools get blown up In India schools are covered in poop
Celeste Manzanarez (3 days ago)
We’ve gone backwards as a society, not forwards
NoLimits 2k (3 days ago)
dynal and his friend are funcking losers
lilørjan (3 days ago)
my friend was planning a school shooting prank on my high school lol.
JamesAk (1 day ago)
Thats not something to lol at
Flame zodiac (3 days ago)
Why do they look like dr lupo and xqc 🤔
MANNY Peralta (3 days ago)
They are f#%k sick🤬
Twenty one pilots fan (3 days ago)
My uncle was friends with Eric Harris
Øøf Wøłf (4 days ago)
I don't know why but i'm on a spree of watching these videos after seeing a FOR (Friends Of Racheal) event.
Sifonrest (4 days ago)
This was justice , imagine being bullied for years and not getting any help
Uncle Sweets (4 days ago)
These 2 butt buddies.
Jess E (4 days ago)
I hate people that are interviewed and speak on the matter without compassion and care more about being right and opinions
Bf 109 K-4 (5 days ago)
When the teacher gives you an f
Zac Turner (5 days ago)
The fact that school shootings aren’t any more frequent than they have been is irrelevant. The fact that it’s happening at all is what matters
gony paz (5 days ago)
I want to see what their parents have to say
Kool Cat (5 days ago)
Be friends with quite kid in class.
Renagadde IKR (2 days ago)
I know right. The quiet kids shouldn't be ignored.
msathepanic (5 days ago)
300 shootings a day in America. Here in Germany we get this number in a decade.... so sad!
TheWhat7268 (5 days ago)
Its actually sad looking at the dates on the grave. When I saw 1999 (the year i was also born in) I realized how much society has changed and what they have missed. RIP to the victims
Raquel Henson (5 days ago)
Long live Rachel Joy Scott 💕
ontledingen (6 days ago)
Contrary to what people are saying: 10:00 "school homocides are essentially flat across the decades"
Zhou Xi (6 days ago)
Targeting bullies and jocks my as$ - they shot an obese disabled kid in the head at point-blank range. Sure sounds like a Chad to me.
Alexa Yang (6 days ago)
did the teacher on the phone call survive?
kenny agen (6 days ago)
Dylan and Eric were losers
Chy Marie (6 days ago)
God Bless you all. okay.. I'm sorry, but please stop publicizing shootings. I want to respect the victims, but these people do it to be known. please. love one another. lift each other up.
Race Cannon (7 days ago)
More and more and more shootings happening across America this is crazy I’m so blessed me and my twin brother are done with school god bless everyone in schools 🙏
native one (7 days ago)
Stop bullying kids that you think aren't cool and maybe they won't be so angry to do something this crazy. Every one from my school stuck together, if you wear the colors you were apart of the family the team for life no matter how rich or poor or fat or skinny we showed love to our fellow students.
steve harlow (8 days ago)
If you have thin skin nowadays you should not be going to you should be homeschooled
man frost (8 days ago)
I was born on that exact date
Jason Logan (8 days ago)
Wow this report is clearly about using the Columbine massacre to challenge the call for gun regulation
xLaz3r (8 days ago)
*_A normal day in America_*
xLaz3r (8 days ago)
It would be better if there's pumped up kicks music in the background
Jack Ferris (8 days ago)
Crazy stuff
PDB Ferox (9 days ago)
My family actually saw this before I was born, now I’m just learning about it.
horsmiep (9 days ago)
I was born the year after columbine and I can faintely remember the news about sandy hook and santa fe
Angle Of Darkness (9 days ago)
I can't even believe girls fantasize sexually about these killers...
Angle Of Darkness (5 days ago)
@Ace idk?
Ace (5 days ago)
say what??
That Boi Frog (9 days ago)
Right now, I'm glad to be living in England, where there hasn't been a school shooting yet. Thank god.
mcwolfus 1 (9 days ago)
other countries don't keep these events alive by giving them airtime..
RicardoMo (9 days ago)
We’ve had two kids show up to school with guns in the past year. Luckily they both got arrested but it’s scary that’s it’s so close to home and I have two siblings in HS. There’s not a day that I don’t worry something might happen and it all started because of this
Broken Vision (9 days ago)
How can people not know why these things happen there is no way to stop it but everyone should know why
Tom Hay (10 days ago)
I’m happy these boys made parole finally. Their youthful indiscretions are far behind them
Seven (10 days ago)
Nice job boyce
UnLuck3y (10 days ago)
The bomb has been planted
Ducky Flips (11 days ago)
There was a assembly abt this at my school
chewy fluff (12 days ago)
Why does the first thing that comes to my mind is deadpool 2 when that kid wanted revenge and blew up the nursery with juggernaut
orange jizzius (12 days ago)
this movie was based off my life
Lord Wordsmith Typesalot (12 days ago)
"It was all..." sniff... "because people were mean to them last year" sniff-sniff Well, instead of minding their own business, the "athletic" lot known as "future superstars" picked on them. Now, most people (for unknown reasons to me) remain traumatised from the bullying for the rest of their lives. They're called victims. They feel nausea facing their bullies even at their twentieth homecoming anniversary. But, there are others, the very few, who reject to be victims. They take matters in their own hands, and get even. In no way am I cheering for the dynamite... I mean, dynamic duo. Just saying that what goes around, comes around.
Seven (10 days ago)
It would be a lot more understandable if they targeted the football team instead of random kids under tables.
NATURAL SELECTION (12 days ago)
RIP Dylan and Eric. The others deserved there FATE
Broken Kill me (12 days ago)
I like this
Ms. Ellen levy (13 days ago)
Everybody knows about columbine. I think that was the point. Harris and klebold are infamous. The media glamorized these guys to the point where u don’t know the names of the victims just the shooters. It’s sad and tragic and still goes on to this day.
Donna (13 days ago)
This happened 4 days before I was born
Jose Orozco (13 days ago)
And still ...all these years later...the shootings get deadlier :-/
Wolfie Sso (13 days ago)
I love how the author felt no pity for these sick minded, disgusting boys... sends a shiver down me til this day.
NATURAL SELECTION (12 days ago)
Your week
Trolly Polly (13 days ago)
When the teacher says everybody’s a winner in kahoot
Bakshi Vindaloo (7 days ago)
tryhard memeing
Trolly Polly (8 days ago)
Wait
Trolly Polly (8 days ago)
First person to reply is guy
Dorin _02 (14 days ago)
Only in US... Stupid americans
Sergio Alcantara (14 days ago)
“They took tactics from terrorists” no, they WERE terrorists.
diss e (14 days ago)
Chill people 😎
Alivia Good (15 days ago)
Just did the rachel’s challenge presentation today
Seven (10 days ago)
She was worthless
Great Value (15 days ago)
If the American people have been misguided about this event so much, imagine how much they have been misguided about 9-11 and the entire so called "war on terror"?
CcodesS (15 days ago)
And people still makes jokes about these Smh humanity smh
Trolly Polly (8 days ago)
MAFIAGUY 13 that’s great 😀
Seven (10 days ago)
Yeah. Who ever killed those two are my heroes.
CcodesS (12 days ago)
@Trolly Polly someone said to me take the l Imma take the double barrel
LoneSlayer 13 (13 days ago)
When the teacher takes my mp3 ill take out my mp5
You Can Call Me Al But don’t call me out (15 days ago)
I went to both privates and public schools and let me say that private schools were way more better secure than the public ones I went to (this was around elementary and middle school, I had went to two different private schools and around 2 or 3 different public schools). Anyways the only real time I did remember an anti-bullying program coming to our school was in private middle school but that didn’t work and they kept on bullying the kid. Anti-bullying programs don’t really work most of the time bc majority of the bullies either do it bc of an environment issue at home (in a sense a deeper psychological matter in an environment that leads them to be the bully not bc they wanted to but bc they are self destructive or/and want to cause harm to others like how their parents or guardians did or/and how they grew up learning this type of behavior), they just don’t really know better (like children saying things just bc they really don’t know that their words or actions are damaging , and we teach them the proper respect and manners to avoid these mistakes and how to control their emotions), spoil kids just thinking they own the place and people love them, or is a animal nature to reduce/make fun of the outcast (if you ever watched Parks&Rec you’ll noticed how Jerry is always bullied and picked on, and how Ron says that in every work or school environment we all have a Jerry to bully on or to make fun of, these can depend on many other psychological reasons such as if it is human nature to survive a nature were we bully the weak and the strong are popular or “normal”, or we make fun of them to make our own selves feel better, and so on so forth). Is real unfortunate how kids will be mentally scar by these actions from these horrid killers. However as we talk more about mental health and these stories (not the killers, but the aftermath and signs) we have more chances to stop these crimes. Not even long ago a mother had successfully rescued what could have been another unfortunate school shooting by informing the police of her son’s journals of where he plan on shooting a school. See the warning signs, never let emotions or fear get to you bc there are lives at steak.
I FUCK MY DOG IN THE ASS BEASTIALITY (15 days ago)
i wear a black trench coat so
Megan Elsa2 (16 days ago)
Crazy!!!!!!!! 😞😞😞😞
Night Star (16 days ago)
And this is why I am being homeschooled
Precious McMan (16 days ago)
There’s actually “Columbine tapes” that have yet to be released
Robert Athey (9 days ago)
Yes. Footage of Columbine. Where is video from Parkland and Sandy Hook?
Orubii-x (11 days ago)
@RHECTennessee VFL Only 2 bud
RHECTennessee VFL (12 days ago)
Yeah they had to destroy the ones with more than two shooters in them
blitz the therian (17 days ago)
2:50 wait...hold up
Collette Wadsworth (17 days ago)
ALL THE OTHER KIDS BETTER RUN BETTER RUN FASTER THAN MA BULLET
R Minnick Gailliot (17 days ago)
Why would you include suicides or accidental shootings with “pre planned school shootings” - propaganda
Faizol Azha (17 days ago)
Mass shooting.. School shooting.. Crime shooting..300 shooting per day.. All involving a gun...because it was easier to excess a gun in the USA..
N3_Nahmic (18 days ago)
Video: 15 PEOPLE DIED haters: DOES IT LOOK LIKE WE KNOW THEM DISLIKE
Larry Burden (18 days ago)
Dillan and Eric remind me of the killers in the first scream movie idk why.
Diamond Max (18 days ago)
*quit kid* : dont come to school tomorrow *ME* : *IT WAS A GOOD THING BEING FRIENDS WITH THAT KID*
Brian Martinez (19 days ago)
ok where are these metal detectors and antigun safety programs in our schools? I had none of these. just a cop. and this is only 2015. its getting worse
Ram H. (19 days ago)
NEVER BULLY ANYONE, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT ANYONE IS CAPABLE OF
anurag (19 days ago)
to live our lives i fear- thats what they all want
anurag (19 days ago)
media is probably the worst weapon of mass destruction in today time
litzy (19 days ago)
it’s crazy how so many kids didn’t know what was going on back then and now we can simply just hear a door slam and automatically think it’s a shooting.
Courtney Kayser (19 days ago)
"They're also extremely rare." I think Parkland and Sandy Hook are proving those people wrong now.
Erral Sanders (11 days ago)
@Courtney Kayser thats very skewed data. School shooting can be classified as something as little as an airsoft gun going off 1,000 feet around a school area. Also police officers who shoot gang members in the school parking counts as a school shooting. They use that data to lie to people like you and making it seem like there are 180 sandy hooks happening.
David Gould (12 days ago)
Did you not just see this video? Shootings now are less than they used to be but it’s cause of the news that we think it’s more
Courtney Kayser (14 days ago)
@Erral Sanders There have been 180 school shootings in the last 10 years, dipstick. I just listed two. Learn to Google. https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2019/07/us/ten-years-of-school-shootings-trnd/
Erral Sanders (14 days ago)
Wow 2 incidents in the past 6 years. Thats so much. Totally not are.
Mark /Carr (19 days ago)
I’m gonna be honest, High schools need a program for mental health, and how to be an entrepreneur in your life, there’s a lot of bullying, suicides, and shootings and if we can come together and make a mental health class, to cheer you up and get inspiration from one another.
BizzareSquad Gold (20 days ago)
Well im here after watching the movie
Squampa Noopnoop (20 days ago)
A kid threatened to shoot down the school last week he had targets and says he will do it tomorrow Oct 2
Kayvee TheGoat (20 days ago)
Sad thing is that this still happens but more frequently and 20 years later
Victor Kuhn (20 days ago)
School shooting drills are useless We need to stop teaching children to hide under desks and accept their fate
Pancake Detective (20 days ago)
Exactly.
Lizzi Erdman (21 days ago)
RIP Rachel
bruh (21 days ago)
Ok, I am currently in 7th grade and many people go through changes in attitude and bullying happens more often that it should, and once I went through a phase in which i was just scared of going to school in the first place because i knew that bullying and isolation cause violence like in columbine high school. But now I see to be more calm. I am sort of scared but not as much as before
Hanzo Zer0 (21 days ago)
06:43 Look at the upper left hand corner. Both of those cowards are there, making rifle gestures.
McRib (22 days ago)
1/4 of my school went today because a threat
Littlesnackcakez RPM (22 days ago)
I thought you should be quiet
Cheap Ship (22 days ago)
“I remember seeing the barrel of the gun the size of a cannon” jeez, I can’t handle these school shooting stories
SpongeBob SquarePants (3 days ago)
Scarier than any movie to watch this Halloween
Acid Kick (22 days ago)
Wait, so, high schoolers can get guns? But but... Laws... I guess that'll show them past 1999.. *Present Day*=== We need to make more laws so criminals can keep following them!
Dark OKC (22 days ago)
Columbine,Sandy Hook,Parkland now El Paso R.I.P
Dribbler (22 days ago)
3:05 so chilling how he said killing people.... you could tell the gunman just didnt care and hated their life. so sad. rip to everyone who died.