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On Tuesday April 20 1999 at approximately 1100 am 2 students went on a killing spree slaughtering 12 of their classmates and 1 teacher at Columbine High School Larison The two suspects Eric Harris 18 and Dylan Klebold 17 had been noted for being outcasts in the school Others knew the two as part of a group of suburban high school boys known as the Trench Coat Mafia The members of this group were notorious for wearing dark trench coats and quite often had German slogans and swastikas on their clothing These two boys somehow acquired assault handguns shotguns and pipe bombs The pipe bombs had been built in their own homes and their parents did not even notice Larison They had been planning their assault on the school for a couple months to coincide with the 110th anniversary of Adolf Hitlers birth At first the murders were directed toward ethnic minorities jocks and religious people then the two killers began to spray bullets down the school hallways indiscriminately Obmascik Their rampage continued on for about four hours until finally the two killers took their own lives Larison This tragedy truly affected all that heard of it Millions of letters donations and emails were sent out to the aid and support of the many victims of the shooting In the wake of the Columbine tragedy citizens across America have been publishing articles cartoons and books concerning teenage violence and more specifically the Columbine incident One such cartoon by Dwane Powell was published in the April 23rd edition of the News and Observer The top of this cartoon reads Fran and Bob wouldnt dream of harming their sons fragile ego This cartoon portrays a family at the breakfast table The teenage boy is wearing a black jacket with a swastika on the sleeve and has a mustache giving him the appearance of Adolf Hitler The mother Fran says Why isnt Johnny being expressive in his
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