Sue Klebold Quotes (Author of A Mothers Reckoning)
Survivor of Columbine shooting still has questions for gunman's mother
“My Son was a Columbine Shooter. This is My Story” by Sue Klebold: a reflection by Benjamin M.
Since the massacre, Sue has spent years excavating every detail of her family life, and trying to understand what she could have done to prevent it. As a passionate advocate for brain health awareness and intervention, she is donating any profits from the book to mental health charities, research, and suicide prevention, hoping for solutions that will help parents and professionals spot and thwart signs of trouble. Sue Klebold My son was a Columbine shooter. This is my story. Share This Talk.
The few disturbing signs Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold showed before he massacred 13 at his school along with his friend didn't elicit his mother's concern, she said at a talk Friday. Sue Klebold said that before a theft arrest in high school and school suspension due to hacking into computers to break into another students' locker, Dylan Klebold seemed to be a happy young man—one she called "Sunshine Boy. In retrospect, his mother noted signs that she didn't think much of at the time and urged students at a packed talk Friday in Reynolds Theater to be aware of the signs of suicide. One example warning sign she noted was a person offering their belongings to another if "something bad were to happen. Sue Klebold has dedicated much of her time since the shooting to raising awareness for mental health issues.
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'Dylan had killed children in cold blood': life after the Columbine massacre
In this TED talk, the mother of one of the Columbine shooters speaks on the issues she has faced during her life after the attack. She briefly touches on how she people go into meeting her with so many misconceptions about her that she cannot defend knowing the terrible things her son has done. Additionally, one of the hardest things for me to hear was when she spoke about how when she received the news about the shooting, rather than hoping and praying that her son was safe, she was wishing that he was dead — not because she hated her son but quite the opposite.
The last time I heard my son's voice was when he walked out the front door on his way to school. He called out one word in the darkness: "Bye. It was April 20, Later that morning, at Columbine High School, my son Dylan and his friend Eric killed 12 students and a teacher and wounded more than 20 others before taking their own lives. Thirteen innocent people were killed, leaving their loved ones in a state of grief and trauma. Others sustained injuries, some resulting in disfigurement and permanent disability. But the enormity of the tragedy can't be measured only by the number of deaths and injuries that took place.