Mother of Columbine Killer Breaks Her Silence
“For the rest of my life, I will be haunted.”
Speaking publicly for the first time since her son Dylan engineered the Columbine high school massacre, Susan Klebold says she had “no idea” that he was fighting a losing battle against depression and the urge to kill himself.
Along with Eric Harris, another student, Klebold shot up Columbine High School in suburban Denver, killing 12 students and a teacher and wounding 23 others. Harris and Klebold then turned their guns on themselves. The horrific attack, on April 20, 1999, remains the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.
About the morning of the massacre, Susan Klebold wrote in the November issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, “I was getting dressed for work when I heard Dylan bound down the stairs and open the front door. Wondering why he was in such a hurry when he could have slept another 20 minutes, I poked my head out of the bedroom. ‘Dyl’? All he said was ‘Bye’…I had no idea that I had just heard his voice for the last time.”