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In an agonised memoir, Sue Klebold wonders what possible warning signs there were to suggest that her seemingly ordinary son would become a mass murderer

12 March 2016

9:00 AM

12 March 2016

9:00 AM

A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of the Columbine Tragedy Sue Klebold

W.H. Allen, pp.305, £16.99, ISBN: 9780753556795

On an April morning in 1999, two teenagers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, walked into Columbine High School in Colorado and murdered 12 fellow students and a teacher, wounded many others, then turned their guns on themselves. Among the many questions fired at Klebold’s stunned parents in the wake of this appalling event, two were especially hard for them to hear.

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