Monday, April 20, 2009

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Columbine. Where were you when you got the news that it happened?

11 comments:

erin said...

I was living outside of Versailles, France and my host family said "something happened at your school." I think they thought it was one big American high school. I didn't know what had happened til I got back to Ohio a few weeks later. Then we had bomb threats every week til the end of the school year.

andrew said...

I was in my dorm, after my morning classes, and probably blowing off the optional swim workout. I remember watching it on CNN in the lounge with people from my floor and in disbelief.

Dan said...

in my dorm in st. andrews, scotland, fielding questions from brits about what the hell is wrong with american kids.

Courtney said...

This is weird. My birthday is April 19th, and 10 years ago was my 21st so I spent the 20th pretty much hungover. I didn't hear about Columbine until the next day. I'd also like to point out that Oklahoma City Bombing and Waco also take place on either the 19th or 20th.

Christine said...

I recall just returning home from school, turning on the TV and there it was on breaking news...two weeks later there was a copycat-ish bomb scare at my high school.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/04/20/columbine.myths/

John said...

I don't remember exactly, but this was like hearing of a school shooting going on, and I didn't realize until later it was 15 people.

One thing I recall is hearing during that time with Columbine and other school shootings, the number of murders at schools went DOWN. I still don't believe that and would like to see some stats.

Ryan said...

I was in my apartment at JMU. After class, I went home and flipped on the TV and it was all over the news.

Leslie said...

I was in my dorm in Randall Hall at UNH sophomore year. I believe Kate Cady and I watched this together. (Kate, did we?) Does anyone remember what time it happened?

Cate said...

i don't remember where i was when i first heard about it, but i do remember discussing it a lot in our dorm.

Whitney said...

I was at the gym and the news reports came through on the TVs, which had the closed captioning on, so everyone in the gym was reading the tv and people kept reacting as they finished reading the screen. It was surreal.

Sarah said...

I was in the Haverford College library. Something popped up on a news internet site, and the whole place started buzzing. I remember the news being announced while there wasn't much information on what was happening, so there was a lot of guessing and speculation on what had happened. There was something on MSNBC last night that was a pretty interesting report on 10 years later.