"This hand that pulled the trigger that killed your sons now masturbates to the memory. Fuck all of you."
- TJ Lane
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold wanted to destroy Columbine High School. In the basement tapes, 5 videotapes which total over 3 hours in length, they stated that their plan to shoot at Columbine was not ”copycat” or influenced by other school shootings.
In 1997, Eric wrote a paper titled ”Guns in school”. He wrote about the attack by Michael Carneal which occured at Heath High School in Kentucky. 3 students were killed in the shooting. After Westside Middle School shooting in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Eric and Dylan started making their plans for their own shooting. While Eric and Dylan were working on their plans to attack their school, Kip Kinkel killed 2 and wounded 25 at his own school in Springfield, Oregon.