The Lessons Of Dylan Klebold

A new book visits the parents of the Columbine shooter and offers advice on how to avoid their predicament

Life was a little simpler for me before I started thinking that I could be Dylan Klebold's mother. Klebold, the Littleton, Colo., teen who along with his buddy Eric Harris murdered 13 people in a rampage at Columbine High School in 1999, has etched his surname into the national consciousness as a symbol of everything that could go wrong in a family. Like many parents, I had always assumed--perhaps hoped--that once this family's story was known, it would be clear that the parents were checked out, maybe even uncaring, and so on some level responsible for their son's monstrosity. Now Parents...

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