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Littleton, Colorado / School Shooting #185858

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 25, 1999
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Littleton: Tom Foreman) Memorial service in Littleton, Colorado, for the victims of the shooting at Columbine High School featured; scenes shown of the gathering where Amy Grant sang; photos shown of the 12 slain students and teacher Dave Sanders. [Jefferson County commissioner Pat HOLLOWAY, student Amber BURGESS, Vice President Al GORE, MAN - mourn the losses.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Littleton: John Miller) The investigation into the planning behind the attack on the school by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold featured; details given of questions being asked. [School security chief Andrew MARTIN - describes the gun battle with one of the shooters.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) A written statement from Klebold's parents quoted.

(New York: Bill Blakemore) The issue of parental responsibility in the Littleton shooting examined; details given of the growing legal trend of suing the parents in juvenile cases. [Jefferson County Sheriff John STONE, Governor Bill OWENS, Attorney General Janet RENO - raise the possibility of responsibility.] [Harvard Medical School psychiatrist Dr. Alvin POUSSAINT - comments on the "psychology" of prosecuting parents.] [University of Colorado Law School professor Mimi WESSON - cites the wording of Colorado's parental responsibility law.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Jim Williams) Lessons learned from urban schools featured; scenes shown from a Chicago inner city school, where security is prevalent and accepted. [Two Chicago STUDENTS - back tight security.] [Forensic psychologist Charles EWING - delineates inner city versus suburban killings.]

Blakemore, Bill;
Foreman, Tom;
Miller, John;
Simpson, Carole;
Williams, Jim

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