Columbine Marks 10-Year Milestone

Colorado comes together to remember victims, support survivors
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2009 6:31 AM CDT

(Newser) – Survivors of the Columbine High School massacre will gather today to mark 10 years since two seniors killed 12 classmates and a teacher in a bullet-fueled rampage that shook the country, USA Today reports. The anniversary is an opportunity for the community to come together for the survivors, Principal Frank DeAngelis said. "There are students out there still dealing with it," he said at a service yesterday. "We lost 13 of our family members. "

"Ten years, it feels like a milestone," said one woman, a junior at the time of the killings, who escaped unharmed. "I feel almost pulled there to see how everyone is doing and where everyone is. A lot of people have made their peace with it, but it doesn't mean they're forgetting it."