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Littleton, Colorado / School Shooting / Gun Control / Copycats #387148

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 27, 1999
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Littleton, Colorado: Bob McNamara) Confirmation that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold died by suicide in the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton, Colorado, reported; details given of the questioning of Klebold's friend Robyn Anderson for buying two guns used in the shooting; of three more funerals and a moment of silence in the Denver area. [Jefferson County, Colorado, Sheriff's Department Steve DAVIS - says it was a double suicide.] [Jefferson County, Colorado, Sheriff's department sergeant Jim PARR - says the SWAT team had to deal with bombs and alarms.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Scott Pelley) The introduction of a gun-control proposal by President Clinton reported; chart shown of details of the proposal. [CLINTON - defends his proposal.] [Majority Leader Senator Trent LOTT - says the proposal is a knee-jerk reaction.] [First Lady Hillary CLINTON - says the culture glorifies violence.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Littleton, Colorado: John Blackstone) The beginning of the filing of lawsuits by the families of the victims of the school shootings reported. [Sam RIDDLE - explains why people file lawsuits.] [Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Marc KAPLAN - says lawsuits are not an easy thing.] [Colorado resident Casey McCARTNEY - says lawsuits will not help at all.] [Colorado Secretary of State Victoria BUCKLEY - says the victims' families want to be heard.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Cullman County, Alabama: Byron Pitts) Concern about copycat killings reported; details given of the closing of an Alabama school after a bomb threat and of the evacuations of other schools across the US. [School superintendent Jan FARLEY - says one can never know which crank calls are real.] [Atlanta area PARENT - talks about knowing her child was all right after a threat.] [Cullman Middle School Becky EASON - says she wonders how many students will return to school.]

Blackstone, John;
McNamara, Bob;
Pelley, Scott;
Pitts, Byron;
Rather, Dan

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