The Columbine shootings. Were the killers gay?

Hi, friends and readers:

Remember the Columbine school shootings? Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about the incident:

“The Columbine High School massacre (often known simply as Columbine) occurred on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States, near Denver and Littleton. Two senior students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, embarked on a massacre, killing 12 students and 1 teacher. They also injured 21 other students directly, and three people were injured while attempting to escape. The pair then committed suicide.”

In 2003, Director Gus Van Sant produced an award-winning film titled Elephant, which was a thinly-veiled recreation of the Columbine shooting and events leading up to it. This evening’s photo post shows the actors who played Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. In the film, the assassins have sex together in a shower, the morning of the massacre. The implication was: these boys were lovers; they were gay. There’s also an implication the massacre itself resulted from bullying suffered by Harris and Klebold.

We hear a lot about bullying in our schools today, especially bullying of gay boys. I’ve even seen comments on the Internet suggesting that Smith and Klebold were the “real victims” at Columbine, that their rampage was justified by the indignities they suffered at the hands of fellow students. Hmmm ….

I don’t think any amount of bullying legitimizes killing people. Do you? We’re coming up on the 13th anniversary of the Columbine incident, but I don’t think much is known about these boys’ private relationship. Does anyone know if Smith and Klebold were gay?

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