I think it all comes down to who is asked about the climate at Columbine. Brooks Brown claims their was (his book further details what he and both Eric, Dylan were exposed to). Also, on another site, the sister of Joe Stair (friend to Eric and Dylan), who was in the library during the shooting and survived unharmed, had this to say about the subject just recently:
MnM wrote:Heh. Your brother sounds like a cool guy.
I'm kind of curious though, what exactly did he do to protect you from bullying? And what kinds of bullying did you personally witness?
Y'know, I actually don't know what he did. I didn't even think, "Wait a minute, I'm not getting bullied." He just said he was able to keep people from having me push a penny down the hall with my nose =P He never said HOW he did that, though.
I didn't witness any pushing or shoving (or penny-pushing) myself, but there was just this general environment that the jocks were superior to everyone else.
Quote:As for yourself, why did people ignore you? (I can definitely relate to that- my high school was just like that. Got shitted upon in Jr. High, basically ignored at my first school. My 2nd high school's a completely different story from either of those though)
I really don't know. Maybe 'cause I was quiet and kept to myself (though I was also that way in middle school and I wouldn't relive that for anything). I don't know, and frankly I don't care! I'll take getting ignored over getting teased/bullied any day!
BTW, her brother, committed suicide not too long ago
Also, in their writings and in the basement tapes, one reason given for this shooting was to enact "Revenge in the commons"...the commons was another name for the cafeteria. What this revenge could have been centred on was an incident where both Dylan and Eric were bombarded with ketchup coated tampons being flung onto them. Another possible reason could be related to their initial plans of blowing up the cafeteria which we all know now did not come to fruition.