Columbine Chemical Spill

There was a chemical spill inside Columbine High yesterday. It was an accident that injured 3 students and a teacher. While I do not mean to belittle the injuries that happened this should have been nothing more than a local story in Colorado. The Denver Post ran with an AP article that treats it as such. Other news outlets didn’t. The Daily camera ran with the same AP article the Post did but added this little blurb at the end…

Columbine was the scene of the nation’s worst school shooting on April 20, 1999, when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold shot and killed 12 students and a teacher before committing suicide.

You don’t say I hadn’t heard that. The Washington Times was even worse. It ran with a UPI article that started with…

Columbine High School, site of the worst U.S. school shooting, was evacuated after a chemical spill that left a teacher slightly injured.

And ended with…

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold shot and killed 12 students and a teacher before committing suicide.

This story has nothing to do with the Columbine killings. The only thing they have in common is that they took place at the same high school. Is it always necessary to bring up Harris and Klebold when talking about a situation that does not involve them in any way shape or form? I think we all know what happened at Columbine High. Apparently the media thinks we’re so stupid we need reminding.

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