The 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School is still having a disturbing impact on society.
A recent bombing plot was foiled at a Utah High School. One of the suspects was apparently so fascinated with Columbine that he went to Columbine and interviewed the principal.
The bomb plot in Utah was uncovered when a friend and classmate reported a suspicious text message to school administrators. The message said “If I told you to stay home on a certain day, would you”?
The minor and an eighteen year old senior were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit mass destruction. Police say that they were planning to set off a bomb during a school assembly and then try to escape by stealing an airplane.
They had knowledge about the schools security cameras and had been using flight simulator software. Both teens wanted “revenge on the world” and one had broken up with a girlfriend. Source: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2012/0127/Utah-school-bomb-plot-from-inspiration-to-prevention-Columbine-had-a-part
Before I begin, I’d like to say “May God Bless the victims and survivors of Columbine.”
Time has a bad tendency to make the general public forget the tragedy that was Columbine. But there are some misguided souls who don’t see Columbine as a tragedy, but rather an inspiration. They see the Columbine shooters as heroes and try to emulate them.
Just because Columbine isn’t on the front page anymore, doesn’t mean its’ impact can’t still be felt.
Be aware, Columbine’s spirit walks, for good and evil.