Columbine and the fight for answersApril 19, 2009 at 10:15 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
I have an Op-Ed in the Denver Post today on Columbine and the fight for information.
“I have never covered a war zone,” the story begins. “But the April 20, 1999, Columbine High School shootings seemed to be a close approximation.”
The Op-Ed is adapted from my book Columbine: A True Crime Story, a victim, the killers and the nation’s search for answers. One of the things I mention is that, “Columbine was not meant to be a story about an otherwise obscure, suburban Colorado sheriff’s office. [Sheriff John] Stone’s job was not to tell us why Columbine happened. But we needed the photos, videos and documents he amassed to plumb the killers’ depths.”
The story adds, “But various sheriffs wanted to keep the truth a secret. So beginning on day one, Columbine became an information war.”