I heard on the news today that Eric Harris’ journal was finally released today. I also read an article at Yahoo that the plans for the Columbine massacre were made at least a year in advance. Let’s think about that for a second. A year in advance. The article also states sheriff’s investigators had drafted an affidavit to search Harris’ home a year before the attack but the search was never carried out. Let’s think about that again. A year before the attack. The article also states that the sheriff’s office had said that it was unclear if a search warrant would have turned up the shooting plans. Would it have hurt to try? So it seems that not only were his parents at fault for letting all this go under their noses but it seems the police dropped the ball as well.
Anyway, I’m getting off the subject. I went to the website that had the journal at http://www.westword.com. It was unbelievable what this bastard wrote and no one ever noticed. On a page dated 4/26/98 he talks about what they plan on doing. At the end of that entry, he states that if they escape police they’ll hijack a plane and crash it into NYC. He also says that no one should be blamed for the shootings except for him and Klebold. He says not to blame his parents because they have no idea what was going on. Sorry, but if their parents were doing their job none of this would have happened. When I was a teen I used to hate it when my parents searched my room. But all they ever found was porn and cigarettes. Now that I’m a parent I see why they did what they did. I’m going to search my kids’ rooms every chance I get. I do not want to be that parent that ends up on the news trying to defend their child even though they killed scores of people.
The handwritten entries were the most disturbing. The hate must have just dripped from his pen. Talking about how he and Klebold were the only ones who knew everything and had the whole world figured out. He also talks about how he would have liked to lure a girl to his room, have sex with her, and then rip her throat out.
He did have at least one moment of lucidity. When he wrote about an anger management class that he had to take it seemed like progress was being made. It seemed like he was coming to terms with his anger. But as we all know it didn’t work. I wonder why it wasn’t followed up.
He actually wrote down that he and Klebold bought the shotguns and what hey bought. How in the world did they afford such an arsenal? Where did they get that kind of money for 2 shotguns, a rifle, 2 switchblades, and all that ammo? Parents perhaps? I know they had jobs but still…..
But nothing disturbed me more than this……
Just think. All of this could have been prevented.