NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 24, 1999
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(Studio: Len Cannon) New information about the planning of the shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, introduced.
(Littleton, Colorado: Jim Avila) The investigation into the source of two of the guns used by shooters Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris featured; details given of the questioning of associates of the two boys and from the Harris diary, which indicated the assault was long planned. [Sheriff's department Stephen DAVIS - indicates further involvement.] [Jefferson County Sheriff John STONE - sums up diary evidence; says there was weaponry found and the Harris Internet letter is a hoax.]
(Studio: Len Cannon) Report introduced.
(Littleton, Colorado: George Lewis) Funeral service for Rachel Scott featured; photos shown of Rachel; scenes shown. [Pastor Barry PAISER, youth pastor Lori JOHNSON, friend Nick BAUMGARTEN, Pastor Bruce PORTER - remember Rachel.] [Wounded student Makai HALL - comments briefly.] "When will it stop" banner shown.
(Studio: Len Cannon) Arrest of four students planning an assault on a junior high school in Wimberley, Texas, reported.
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The issue of school violence examined; scenes shown from the Wimberley school. [Texas Governor GEORGE W. BUSH - comments on school violence.] [On Thursday, at Virginia high school, STUDENT, President CLINTON - comment on the school issue.] [Family psychologist Brien O'CALLAGHAN - list the warning signs of troubled students.] The early intervention program at the Urban Peace Academy, a New York City high school, detailed. [Principal William STROUD - says we create small schools where relationships can develop.] [Student Vernon JOHNSON - comments.] ["Facing History and Ourselves" executive director Peter NELSON, CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Dr. Rodney HAMMOND - offer solutions to prevent violence.]
(Studio: Len Cannon) Coverage of the Littleton tragedy on Meet the Press noted.