Making sense of Columbine

Dave Cullen deflates the popular myths about the high school massacre.

The first steps to understanding Columbine, they say, are to forget the popular narrative about the jocks, Goths, and Trenchcoat Mafia and to abandon the core idea that Columbine was simply a school shooting. We can’t understand why they did it until we understand what they were doing.

Cullen quotes FBI experts who say one was an ice-in-his-veins psychopathic killer, and his best friend was a deeply troubled dude who fed the killer’s craving to do something bold, bloody and unforgettable.

More on the boys at Cullen’s blog.