klo 10:36 | 17.4.2009
The killings ignited a national debate over bullying, but the record now shows Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold hadn't been bullied — in fact, they had bragged in diaries about picking on freshmen and "fags."
Contrary to early reports, Harris and Klebold weren't on antidepressant medication and didn't target jocks, blacks or Christians, police now say, citing the killers' journals and witness accounts. That story about a student being shot in the head after she said she believed in God? Never happened, the FBI says now.
It's a portrait of Harris and Klebold as a sort of In Cold Blood criminal duo — a deeply disturbed, suicidal pair who over more than a year psyched each other up for an Oklahoma City-style terrorist bombing, an apolitical, over-the-top revenge fantasy against years of snubs, slights and cruelties, real and imagined.
mielenkiintoisia ja irvokkaan ironisia sävyjä saavia faktoja, kun vertaa esim. auvisen kaltaisten copycattien harjoittamaan sielunveljeyteen näiden ko. ampujien kanssa luullen, että hekin olivat syrjittyjä/koulukiusattuja/jne.