Two senior students at Colorado’s Columbine High School – Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris – planned a deadly attack at their school. On April 20, 1999, they walked into the school and murdered 12 students and one teacher before committing suicide. The massacre is known as “the deadliest high school shooting in US history.” Seventeen years after the massacre, Dylan Klebold’s mother, Sue Klebold, is speaking out.
Sue Klebold has written a book, A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy, and recently sat down with Diane Sawyer for an interview which will air on ABC 20/20 on February 12 (10pm). Klebold tells Sawyer, “I had all those illusions that everything was ok.” Over the years, Klebold has become a mental health advocate, working to advance awareness and intervention.