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Monday, April 20, 2009

10 years ago today... Columbine

Ten years ago today, Columbine High School and two high school students, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, became the center of attention and forever changed the way that schools operate.

I was talking yesterday with a former student who works with me on the weekends (who consequently has a little blog now (HERE)) about Columbine. I have been working with students full time for about 9 years... and so I have never worked with students outside of the shadow of that terrible tragedy. This tragedy forever changed the way that schools operate and how they view their students. There had been tragedies before... but none seem to carry the weight that Columbine did.

Today... I took just a moment and thought about that tragic day... those students who lost their lives... those students who took life... and the teacher who lost his life as well. In some respects, 10 years doesn't seem that long ago. But in other ways, it's hard to imagine our world before Columbine.

Jim

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