Columbine School Shooting Remembered
April 20 continues to be a day of mourning and remembrance at Columbine High School, and this year marked the 16th anniversary of what was then the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. On that day in 1999, 12 students and a teacher were killed, and 28 others were wounded, by two fellow students at the Littleton, Colo., school.
On Monday, visitors started gathering at the memorial built adjacent to the school to remember the victims at 11:21 a.m., the exact time that the shooting began.
Visitors paid their respects at the memorial throughout the day. Denver Post photographer Kathryn Scott Osler was there to capture some of the scene.
The students and teacher killed in the shooting:
Matthew Kechte, age 16
Rachel Scott, age 17
Cassie Bernal, age 17
Kyle Velasquez, age 16
Daniel Rohrbough, age 15
John Tomlin, age 16
Corey DePooter, age 17
Kelly Fleming, age 16
Isaiah Shoel, age 18
Lauren Townsend, age 18
Daniel Mauser, age 15
Steven Curnow, age 14
Dave Sanders, age 47, computer and business teacher, and coach of the girls’ basketball and softball teams
Education Week photo editing intern Jill Foley contributed to this post.
Sources: Education Week, Denver Post, Associated Press