Harris was born in Los Angeles, California. Head coach Jack Del Rio named Harris the primary backup free safety, behind Karl Joseph, to start the 2017 regular season. In the notebook, Wayne dismissed the allegations by classmate Brown who told police Eric was dangerous.
Six months later, she saw the Basement Tapes made by Harris and Klebold, and acknowledged that Klebold was equally responsible for the killings. "[112] As of August 2020, the video has nearly 10.8 million views. [70][71], There was controversy over whether Harris and Klebold should be memorialized. You're fucking gonna pay for all the shit! "[49][50], Harris and Klebold were unable to legally purchase firearms due to them both being underage at the time. This made him reluctant to take his shirt off in gym class, and other students would laugh at him. Harris and Klebold also have a fanbase, who have coined the term "Columbiners", who write fan fiction and draw fan art of them. "[57] Brown, who felt uneasy, quickly left the school grounds. [38], At the end of Harris's last journal entry, he wrote: "I hate you people for leaving me out of so many fun things. At noon, this would be followed by bombs set up in the pair's cars detonating, killing first responders and other personnel. Later, Harris introduced Klebold to his friend Nathan Dykeman, who also attended their middle school, and they all became a tight-knit group of friends. The gun was later sold to Thornton, Colorado firearms dealer, Larry Russell. Not atypical, a former Midwest neighbor called them good people and a “nice looking family,” too. The 2002 Michael Moore documentary film Bowling for Columbine focuses heavily on a perceived American obsession with handguns, its grip on Jefferson County, Colorado, and its role in the shooting.

Harris and Klebold went to the west windows and opened fire on the police outside. Klebold's mother believes Harris's rage, intermingled with Klebold's self-destructive personality, caused the boys to feed off of each other and enter in what eventually would become an infernal friendship. It was revealed that lyrics to KMFDM songs ("Son of a Gun", "Stray Bullet", "Waste") were posted on Harris' website,[78] and that the date of the massacre, April 20, coincided with both the release date of the album Adios[79] and the birthday of Adolf Hitler. [80] Harris noted the coincidence of the album's title and April release date in his journal. Later, in his journals, he’d write extensively about not fitting in. [38] It was speculated that revenge for the arrest was a possible motive for the attack, and that the pair planned on having a massive gun battle with police during the shooting. “It was the hardest moving from Plattsburgh. Dad Wayne Harris documented the case and has repeated notations to counseling and psychiatric evaluations. Harris sat down with his back to a bookshelf and fired his shotgun through the roof of his mouth; Klebold went down on his knees and shot himself in the left temple with his TEC-9. Harris and Klebold were never diagnosed with any mental disorders, which is overwhelmingly uncommon in mass shooters. [2] According to early accounts of the shooting, they were very unpopular students and targets of bullying. They both left good impressions on juvenile officers, who offered to expunge their criminal records if they agreed to attend a diversionary program which included community service and psychiatric treatment. [125], In 2015, journalist Malcolm Gladwell writing in The New Yorker magazine proposed a threshold model of school shootings in which Harris and Klebold were the triggering actors in "a slow-motion, ever-evolving riot, in which each new participant's action makes sense in reaction to and in combination with those who came before. In violation of federal law, Russell failed to keep records of the sale, yet he determined that the purchaser of the gun was twenty-one years of age or older. While sources do support accounts of bullying specifically directed toward Harris and Klebold,[34][35][36] accounts of them being outcasts have been reported to be false, since both of them had a close knit group of friends. Harris admitted that his son was a member of The Trench Coat Mafia. Others have also dressed as them for cosplay or Halloween. [24], Some described Harris as charismatic, and others described him as nice and likable. “It tells you this kid was dangerous. Neither Harris or Klebold used their knives during the shooting. The boys' probation officer discharged them from the program a few months ahead of schedule for good behavior. Two years before it closed, Harris left the military after 20 years as cutbacks forced many into retirement. In the report, Stone said that while he didn’t know the kids well, he did know the parents, Kathy and Wayne describing them as “great neighbors” and a “good looking” family.
[sic]". Harris asked her to homecoming and she accepted. In exchange for her cooperation with the investigation that followed the shootings, no charges were filed against Anderson. Immelman's profile believes the materials suggested behavior patterns consistent with a "malignant narcissism ... pathological narcissistic personality disorder with borderline and antisocial features, along with some paranoid traits, and unconstrained aggression".

The family left Michigan and relocated to Plattsburgh, New York where Harris was stationed at Plattsburgh Air Force Base, a former United States Air Force Strategic Air Command base, which shuttered in 1995. But rather than moving forward, he was a slave to deepening resentment and anger and some have concluded, Harris evolved into a psychopath fixated on mass destruction.

[25][26] However, Harris also often secretly bragged about his ability to deceive others, once stating in a tape that he could make anyone believe anything. They fancied themselves devotees of the Gothic subculture, even though they thrilled to the violence denounced by much of that fantasy world. They were later charged with mischief, breaking and entering, trespassing, and theft. He was also convinced that others hated him and felt like he was being conspired against, even though according to many reports, Klebold was loved by his family and plenty of friends. On December 31, 2017, the Oakland Raiders fired head coach Jack Del Rio after they finished the season with a 6-10 record.[15]. Brown approached Harris near his car and scolded him for skipping his morning classes, because Harris was always serious about schoolwork and being on time. It was then sold to Zander's Sporting Goods in Baldwin, Illinois, in 1994. Harris created a set of levels for the game Doom, which later became known as the 'Harris levels'. In Week 14, he collected a season-high eight combined tackles (four solo) as the Raiders defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-21. [63][64], At 12:02 pm, Harris and Klebold returned to the library. While there, Eric attended Stafford Middle School where he was recalled as typical but extremely shy. He was a Second Team All-PSAC selection in 2011. [133] The game received substantial media backlash for allegedly glorifying the pair's actions. Eric Harris at age 10 as a Little League player. Erick Anthony Harris (born December 17, 1982) is an American former gridiron football defensive back and linebacker. "[6] Harris further added that kids would often mock his appearance. [4], Harris was rated the 90th best strong safety in the 2012 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com. Most did not know the shooters, apart from their association with Thiebault, and none were considered suspects in the shootings or were charged with any involvement in the incident. On the day of the massacre, Klebold wore a black T-shirt which had the word "WRATH" printed in red. It was a passing feeling that went over very quickly, like a shadow." What he did was unforgivable and beyond our capacity to understand. Over time, they became increasingly close, hanging out by often going out bowling, carpooling and playing the video game Doom over a private server they connected their personal computers to. Harris and Klebold, who were seniors at the school, simultaneously committed suicide in the library, where they had killed ten of their victims. I caught the tail end of one really horrible incident, and I know Dylan told his mother that it was the worst day of his life." [65] This was 20 minutes after their lethal shooting spree had ended, leaving 12 students dead, one teacher dying, and another 24 students and staff injured. There he played football. [48] Both also displayed themes of violence in their creative writing projects; of a Doom-based story written by Harris on January 17, 1999, Harris's teacher said: "Yours is a unique approach and your writing works in a gruesome way — good details and mood setting. [2] It was estimated that if any of the bombs placed in the cafeteria had detonated properly, the blast could have caused extensive structural damage to the school and would have resulted in hundreds of casualties. [20], During his earlier school years, Klebold played baseball, soccer and T-ball. ", "Columbine Killers' Basement Tapes Destroyed", "Looking into the minds of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold", "$2.53 Million Deal Ends Some Columbine Lawsuits", "Columbine High School Shootings Fast Facts", "Columbine Shooter Dylan Klebold's Parents Speak Out", "Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold's mother to hold first TV interview", "Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: 'A Mother's Reckoning, "#2 New York Times bestseller: "Mesmerizing, heart-stopping. I have the most memories from there," Harris continued. "It was the hardest moving from Plattsburgh. Six years later, the family relocated Oscoda, Michigan. Harris's older brother, Kevin, attended college at the University of Colorado. Fucker should be shot.

[12] Typher later recounted that Harris quickly wooed her. [13], On September 5, 2017, the Oakland Raiders signed Harris to a one-year, $630,000 contract. [19] Harris entered training camp slated as a backup safety after the Raiders drafted Johnathan Abram in the first round. Kathy, Wayne and Kevin Harris. [2] On the day after the shooting, Klebold's mother remembered that shortly after Klebold's birth, she described what felt like a shadow had been cast over her, warning her that this child would bring her great sorrow. The site listed Klebold's occupation as "activist", and stated: "Sue Klebold has become a passionate agent working to advance mental health awareness and intervention. In April 2001, the Klebold parents, along with Eric Harris's parents, settled a lawsuit with the families of the victims for $1.6 million. [105] She spoke about the Columbine High School massacre publicly for the first time in an essay that appeared in the October 2009 issue of O: The Oprah Magazine.

Stating that she had no clue of her son's intentions, she said, "Once I saw his journals, it was clear to me that Dylan entered the school with the intention of dying there. Eric David Harris (April 9, 1981 – April 20, 1999) and Dylan Bennet Klebold (/ˈkliːboʊld/; September 11, 1981 – April 20, 1999) were an American mass murder duo who killed 13 people and wounded 24 others[n 2] on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, United States. [54], More complex bombs, such as the one that detonated on the corner of South Wadsworth Boulevard and Ken Caryl Avenue, had timers. Harris and Klebold left behind several journal writings and home videos, foreshadowing the massacre and explaining their actions, with what they hoped to achieve. He suggests she likely assumed it was a BB gun. No one was injured in the exchange.