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    Columbine School Shooting Remembered

    by Charles Borst posted April 21, 2015
    Visitors spend time at the Columbine Memorial on Monday, April 20, 2015.

    Shea Mohnhaupt, 16, right, and her mother Stacy Slaton, along with Shea’s friend Ambrosia Deming, 16, spend time at the Columbine Memorial on Monday. –Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post/AP

    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.

    Visitors spend time at the Columbine Memorial on Monday, April 20, 2015.

    Flowers decorate the monument, located in a park adjacent to Columbine High School. Dedicated in 2007, the stone memorial features an inner “Ring of Remembrance,” and an outer “Wall of Healing.” –Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post/AP

    Thirteen small white cross are lined up along the walkway leading to the Columbine Memorial. Columbine High School was closed for the day, as it has been every year on this day since the shooting occurred in 1999.  --Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post

    Thirteen small white cross are lined up along the walkway leading to the Columbine Memorial. Columbine High School was closed for the day, as it has been every year on this day since the shooting occurred in 1999. –Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post/Getty

    An inscription on the Columbine Memorial. --Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post/Getty

    An inscription on the Columbine Memorial. –Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post/Getty

    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,┬ácomputer 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