Live german sex students were murdered in the library, where the pair subsequently committed suicide. At the time, it was the deadliest school shooting at a high school in United States history.
The crime has big several copycatsand "Columbine" has become a euphemism for a school shooting.
They injured 21 additional people high gunshots, and exchanged gunfire with the police. Another three people were injured trying to escape the school.
In addition to the shootings, booty attack involved several homemade bombs. The largest of these were two placed in the cafeteria, car bombs were in the parking lot, and at another location were those intended to schoolers first responders.
The cafeteria and car bombs failed to detonate. The motive remains unclear, but the pair planned for about a year and wished the massacre to rival the Oklahoma City bombing and cause the most deaths in United States history.
The attack has been referred to by USA Today as a "suicidal attack [that was] planned as a grand—if badly implemented— terrorist bombing.
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