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Littleton, Colorado / School Shooting #629382

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 20, 1999
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The mass shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, featured; scenes shown. [Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Jeff STONE - says the scene is gruesome.]

(Littleton, Colorado: Dan Abrams) The deaths of two suspects and several students reported; scenes shown from Columbine High. [STUDENTS - describe the scene; talk about students dying.] [STUDENT (on cell phone)- says he hid under a desk.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Littleton, Colorado: George Lewis) Information about the suspects and the "Trench Coat Mafia" and the search for bombs at the school reported. [Student "EMILY" - says she was in the library when the gunmen came in. ]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) Concerns about the aftermath of the shooting in Littleton in the light of previous school shootings examined; security measures taken by some schools reported. [Psychologist Scott POLAND - says the community changed forever.] [School safety expert Kenneth TRUMP - says prisons are very secure but weapons still get in. ]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Anne Thompson) Interview held with gun control activist Suzanne Wilson, mother of one of the Jonesboro, Arkansas, school shooting victims. [WILSON - talks about what she went through when her daughter died; asks what she could have done differently.] [President CLINTON - recognizes Wilson's commitment.]

Abrams, Dan;
Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George;
Thompson, Anne;
Williams, Pete

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