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9NEWS - Top News Article - Dedication set for memorial to Colum...

There are 39 comments on the KUSA Denver story from Sep 21, 2007, titled 9NEWS - Top News Article - Dedication set for memorial to Colum.... In it, KUSA Denver reports that:

The $1.5 million memorial is located in the park next to the school where two student gunmen killed 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves April 20, 1999.

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Jangar

Dierks, AR

#3 Sep 21, 2007
I don't live in Colorado anymore (by choice). Somebody tell me if the memorial passed muster with the politically correct and anti-religous crowds.
Jangar

Dierks, AR

#4 Sep 21, 2007
NRA wrote:
Can't wait to see Mr. Rohrbaugh preaching to take away everyones second amendment rights again.
Mr. Rohrbaugh has an open wound, and I feel real bad for him. But there are 2 facts going on here: the public at large has been successfully disarmed, and too many kids these days are not being raised correctly. People kill people (because there is something rotten in their heart), and sometimes they use guns to do it. I have guns and I've never killed anyone, nor plan on it.
Disbelief

Denver, CO

#6 Sep 21, 2007
Didn't any of your parents teach you that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all? Is it just a bunch of grumpy old men that read these things?

OIVAY!

I hope the memorial brings the family some peace and solace.
Drift

Aurora, CO

#7 Sep 21, 2007
El Diablo wrote:
Mr. Dylan and Mr. Klebold are presently enjoying burned eggs and burned toast for breakfast in hell today.
No offence but itís actually Mr. Klebold and Mr. Harris.
Klabdak

Richmond, VA

#8 Sep 21, 2007
Holy crap. It's taken this long to get a memorial built?
Drift

Aurora, CO

#9 Sep 21, 2007
Jangar wrote:
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Mr. Rohrbaugh has an open wound, and I feel real bad for him. But there are 2 facts going on here: the public at large has been successfully disarmed, and too many kids these days are not being raised correctly. People kill people (because there is something rotten in their heart), and sometimes they use guns to do it. I have guns and I've never killed anyone, nor plan on it.
Hope your not one of those still blaming Mom and Dad, raising a child in this day and age is a lot harder then you think. by the time your child hits the age of Dylan and Eric...you no longer have that power, lets not forget that they fooled even the most sophisticated of them all, isn't Diversion counselors supposed to be experts in all this? Yet they were able to fool even them!
happy camper

United States

#10 Sep 21, 2007
Drift wrote:
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No offence but itís actually Mr. Klebold and Mr. Harris.
Those two jerk#ff's don't deserve even the Mr. title. While it is too bad they killed themselves before justice could be served, at least the taxpayers do not have to pay for endless therapy and incarceration.

“Good mood”

Since: Mar 07

The Middle of Nowhere....

#11 Sep 21, 2007
Drift wrote:
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Hope your not one of those still blaming Mom and Dad, raising a child in this day and age is a lot harder then you think. by the time your child hits the age of Dylan and Eric...you no longer have that power, lets not forget that they fooled even the most sophisticated of them all, isn't Diversion counselors supposed to be experts in all this? Yet they were able to fool even them!
It is easy to be fooled by your kids when you don't even go in the basement once in a while to see what they are doing. You don't have to go through your children's stuff, just show up on their room unannounced, randomly and frequently. Maybe if someone was paying attention to them, they would have felt worthless enough to do these horrible things.
Jangar

Dierks, AR

#12 Sep 21, 2007
Drift wrote:
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Hope your not one of those still blaming Mom and Dad, raising a child in this day and age is a lot harder then you think. by the time your child hits the age of Dylan and Eric...you no longer have that power, lets not forget that they fooled even the most sophisticated of them all, isn't Diversion counselors supposed to be experts in all this? Yet they were able to fool even them!
No, I am a parent who cares enough for my children to spend the time with them now in order to raise them properly, so as not to see this type of situation in the future. It's a hands-on assignment when one takes the responsibility of making children. It's too easy to just say that there are built in mechanisms in the system to identify problems and correct them. It starts long before they are teenagers, and this is where dedicated parents are needed.
Jangar

Dierks, AR

#13 Sep 21, 2007
Drift wrote:
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Hope your not one of those still blaming Mom and Dad, raising a child in this day and age is a lot harder then you think. by the time your child hits the age of Dylan and Eric...you no longer have that power, lets not forget that they fooled even the most sophisticated of them all, isn't Diversion counselors supposed to be experts in all this? Yet they were able to fool even them!
My job is to raise them, not allow government programs to mop up where I left off. This is not a hard concept to understand folks. Dedication, sacrifice, love and a constant active role in their lives. Look around, you see the effects of a busted society everywhere, primarily because of the troubled and broken family unit. It all starts there.
Drift

Aurora, CO

#14 Sep 21, 2007
Mayfaire wrote:
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It is easy to be fooled by your kids when you don't even go in the basement once in a while to see what they are doing. You don't have to go through your children's stuff, just show up on their room unannounced, randomly and frequently. Maybe if someone was paying attention to them, they would have felt worthless enough to do these horrible things.
I won't argue that being around your child more often could make a difference, but I do know how easy a teen can manipulate right underneath you, it is true to believe that a parent should notice something off, but do you or I really know what happened with the Moms and Dads just before all this took place? I donít believe we do. I guarantee it was a shock of those parents life!
Jangar

Dierks, AR

#15 Sep 21, 2007
Mayfaire wrote:
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It is easy to be fooled by your kids when you don't even go in the basement once in a while to see what they are doing. You don't have to go through your children's stuff, just show up on their room unannounced, randomly and frequently. Maybe if someone was paying attention to them, they would have felt worthless enough to do these horrible things.
Yep, not only show up in the basement/bedroom, but show up in their lives for pete sake!
Are you serious

United States

#16 Sep 21, 2007
1.5 million dollars for this??? What a rip off, you would think that much money would go farther. The columbine students need a memorial, but that thing surely didnt cost 1.5 mil. Whomever was in charge of buiding that lined his pockets well.
And for 1.5 mil you would think they could get it done faster, not 7+ years later.

“Good mood”

Since: Mar 07

The Middle of Nowhere....

#17 Sep 21, 2007
Drift wrote:
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I won't argue that being around your child more often could make a difference, but I do know how easy a teen can manipulate right underneath you, it is true to believe that a parent should notice something off, but do you or I really know what happened with the Moms and Dads just before all this took place? I donít believe we do. I guarantee it was a shock of those parents life!
I agree it was the shock of their life, but, but the end result of that shock did not have to be so widespread and damamging. It did not have to effect other lives. These kids were planning and making their "gear" in the basement. All it would have took, was a trip to the basement to look around. People need to stop letting their children raise themselves. I feel sorry for these two boys parents, I do, they had to learn the hard way how important it is to be a major part of your kids lives. NO matter what their age.

“Good mood”

Since: Mar 07

The Middle of Nowhere....

#18 Sep 21, 2007
Jangar wrote:
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Yep, not only show up in the basement/bedroom, but show up in their lives for pete sake!
Yeah it is not that hard, and when you do, you might find your kids are pretty cool people to be around.
Jangar

Dierks, AR

#19 Sep 21, 2007
Mayfaire wrote:
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Yeah it is not that hard, and when you do, you might find your kids are pretty cool people to be around.
Yeah, and at the same time your kids just might think you're pretty cool too. A recent poll was taken that found a majority of teens placed their parents into the category of heros, well over others, including celebs!
Jangar

Dierks, AR

#20 Sep 21, 2007
aoi

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#21 Sep 21, 2007
What is that thing? That's really weird looking. Who would pay 1.5 million for THAT? It's like...ugly, whatever it is. Sorry, but yuck.
nowwhat

United States

#22 Sep 21, 2007
Hopefully now we can put this thing to bed. Im sick of this thing dragging on.

“Managing Internal Chaos”

Since: Jul 07

Denver

#23 Sep 21, 2007
Are you serious wrote:
1.5 million dollars for this??? What a rip off, you would think that much money would go farther. The columbine students need a memorial, but that thing surely didnt cost 1.5 mil. Whomever was in charge of buiding that lined his pockets well.
And for 1.5 mil you would think they could get it done faster, not 7+ years later.
I think you will find that the plaques dedicated to each deceased person are very tastefully done and had to have cost big money. Most costs involved with a project of this type go to design and labor.

As for the time it took to get it done, they decided to repair the damage to the school first. The actual memorial went through some revisions before they actually settled on the final version. The location was changed a few times as well.

Why do you complain about donated money? Did you donate?

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