The Columbine Tapes: The Principal: Could He Have Done More?

The night after principal Frank DeAngelis lost part of his school to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, he got no sleep. In such bleak hours, a man takes account, and DeAngelis wasn't sure he liked the results. "I feel so guilty," he told Jon DeStefano not long after morning came. "I failed myself and my community." Besides being a close friend, DeStefano is president of the school board. Now DeAngelis asked him, "How can you ever trust me with your students again?"

Since that night, DeAngelis has had to grope around in a darkness most of us will never know. The...

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