They weren’t trying to kill kids. They were trying to kill the school. They had shitty bombs that didn’t go off (thankfully, my brother was near one), so they went in with guns. They didn’t want to kill any specific person. They wanted to school to die.
Dylan’s letter to the University of Arizona:
"Dear University of Arizona:
I would like to take this time to introduce myself to you. I have been at Columbine High School (Littleton, CO) for three and one-half years (originating from Ken Caryl Middle School). During this time, I have become acquainted with most if the staff, as well as the student body. I have participated in many extra.curricular activities, and have worked in and out of classes towards preparing myself for my future. During my freshman year, I performed above average, receiving grades that reflected my perseverance. However, during my sophomore and junior years, I had trouble keeping a high G.P.A. This was partially a result of my hanging out with the wrong crowd; not caring about my future. It took me a long time to finally realize that the decisions I was making would affect me for the rest of my life. Also, I have difficulty communicating with people, my time management was not optional. These are things that I am diligently working to rectify, so my grades and my people skills reflect the positive change. Through the four years, my classes have shown and will show that I have chosen relatively difficult classes, in hope to better myself and my education. For example, I had gone through French 402 by the end of my junior year, and I am also in my fourth year of math. That current class is AP Calculus. By taking difficult classes, my grades might not have been as high as possible, but I feel that I benefited more by this, than receiving perfect grades in courses less challenging. Now, during my senior year, I am endeavoring to work harder than before, and to maintain good time-management skills, so I can achieve a better G.P.A than in the past.
At Columbine High School, as well as during my own time, I have been a computer enthusiast. My computer experience started in Junior High, mostly by my tinkering on my home machine. Since then, I have taken three computer-related classes at Columbine. These include a structured Q-basic class, which taught beginning knowledge of the programming language Q-basic, Computers A-Z, which taught the hardware and its maintenance, and also an HTML/Web Page design class, which organized students to fabricate and maintain the Columbine Web Page. I also did various technical tasks for staff around the school during that time. During some of my personal time, I taught myself beginning Visual Basic and HTML. A friend and I also got interest in server maintenance and network administration, which led us to help maintain the Columbine network and server. As a result of these classes, as well as personal time spent, I have grown a passion for using, operating, and learning about computer systems. I feel that choosing Computer Sciences and Engineering as a major will help further my education, and my future.
Some of the major extra-curricular activities that I participated in during my time at Columbine High School were the school plays and musicals. However, I did not act in these, but ran the sound system for the performances. Since my sophomore year when I started participating in these plays, I have run sound for four plays, and have also accepted requests to run sound for various private groups and talent shows in our school. I have also participated in stage design, and helped co-direct one play. During the spring this year, I and a few other students with similar theatrical interests will attempt to produce a entirely student-run production, done outside of the school. I have a strong interest in sound engineering and broadcasting, and might pursue that as an alternative to a computer-related major.
I have chosen to apply at the University of Arizona for various reasons. The first, being that U. of A. is highly competitive school, with a highly renounced computer program. This is what I believe will help me further my education and my career. I also believe I would enjoy the hot, dry climate, a drastic change from the weather here. I feel that a large student body will add to diversity my learning experience of college.
I truly believe that I would be a positive member of and an active leader in the U. of A. community, and I hope that you feel the same way. Thank you for you consideration of this application, and this letter. I look forward to hearing from you.
Dylan Bennet Klebold”
(Please dont skip to the back: read the note as it was written)
You don’t consciously know who I am, & doubtedly unconsciously too. I, who write this, love you beyond infinice. I think about you all the time, how this world would be a better place If you loved me as I do you. I know what you’re thinking: “(some psycho wrote me this harassing letter)” I hoped we could have been together… you seem a lot like me. Pensive, quiet, an observer, not wanting what is offered here (school, life, etc.) You almost seem lonely, like me. You probably have a boyfriend, though, & might have not given this note another thought. I have thought you my true love for a long time now, but… well… there was hesitation. You see I can’t tell if you think of anyone as I do you, & if you did who that would be. Fate put me in need of you, yet this Earth blocked that with uncertainties. I will go away soon, but I just had to write this to you, the the one I truly loved. Please, for my sake, dont tell anyone about this, as it was only meant for you. Also, please don’t feel any guilt about my soon-to-be “absense” of this world. [arrow points to a note in the margin that reads: “It is solely my decision: nobody else’s.” Oh… the the thoughts of w us… doing everything together, not necessarily anything, just to be together would have been pure heaven heaven. I guess it’s Time time to tell you who I am. I was in a class with you 1st semester, & was blessed w. being with you in a report. I still remember your laugh. Innocent, beautiful, pure. This semester I still see you rarely. I am entranced during 5th period, as we both have it off. To most people, I appear.. well… almost scary, but that’s who I appear to be as people are afraid of what they don’t understand. I denied who I was for a long time. until high school… Anyway, you have noticed me a few times, I catch every one of these gazes w. an open heart. I think you know who I am by now. Unfortunately… you even if you did like me even the slightest bit, you would hate hate me if you knew who I was. I am a criminal, I have done things that almost nobody would even think about condoning. The reas reason that I’m writing you now is that I have been caught for the crimes I comitted, & I went want to go to a new existence. You know what I mean. (Suicide) I have have nothing to live for, & I won’t be able to survive in this world after this legal conviction. However However, if it was true that you loved me as I do you,… I would find a way to survive. Anything to be with you. [arrow points to margin where Dylan writes: I would enjoy life knowing that you loved me.] 99/100 chances you prob. think I’m crazy, & want to stay as far away as possible. If that’s the case, then I’m very sorry for involving an innocent person in my problems, & please don’t think twice. However, If you are are who I hoped for in my dreams dreams & realities realities, then do me this a favor: Leave Leave a piece of paper in my locker, [arrow to margin note reading: “Locker #837 — combo=19-37-9 —near the library”] saying anything that comes to you. Well, I guess guess this is it— goodbye & I love(d) you.