Now following up on the reaction to the Klebold interview…
Columbine parents outraged:
As expected more parents of Columbine victims are outraged over the comments by Dylan Klebold’s parents.
From Don Fleming, whose daughter Kelly was killed…
“The Klebolds are totally disgusting,” Fleming said Sunday. “They’re saying ‘We really regret missing the warning signs, but we did nothing wrong.’ That’s a contradiction.”
“They don’t think they’re responsible for anyone,” he said.
“For as highly educated as they are, they thought this couldn’t happen to their son. They’re elitists. They thought this was something white trash would carry out.”
From Phyllis and Al Velasquez, whose son Kyle was killed…
“I vented to Al as I read the whole thing,” Phyllis Velasquez said. “I can’t say a whole lot nice about the Klebolds, and it’s not just the (New York Times) article. It’s the depositions. The Klebolds are clueless.”
The Velasquezes also took exception to Susan Klebold’s comment about a “toxic culture” at Columbine that included jock worship and the tolerance of bullying.
“I’m tired of that excuse,” Phyllis Velasquez said.
She pointed out that her son had learning disabilities, was overweight and was bullied, but didn’t kill his classmates in retaliation.
And lastly which I think sums it all up concisely from Don Fleming again…
“To face this bravely and honorably, they would go out and talk about what was wrong with their son. They won’t do that. They’re cowards.”
Like parents like son. Cowards.