April 20th, 1999. I remember this so vividly. Mainly because my oldest daughter had just been born a few months prior and I remember thinking, “I wonder how her high school experience will differ because of this.”
I sit here today — as she is finishing out her senior year in high school– thinking, “God, please don’t some sick or damaged kid think the ‘anniversary’ of Columbine would a good day to do something horrific.”
Fortunately, the Resource Officer (cop) assigned to my daughter’s High School on-campus is also on the department’s SWAT team (although not called that) and is the #1 sniper in the state.