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Without our nation's first it happened several years before him several times before indeed -- ask any parent who lost their child a column my high school nearly fourteen years ago.
From that day has never gone away.
The man who led his students and staff through the coal mine tragedy principal frank.
Good morning to you -- in the news on Friday would you think.
-- sick to my stomach do.
It's details came in I think everybody in the column and community who has three traumatized because what it happened even though it's been fourteen years ago.
Well did we learn does it show us that we didn't learn anything from what you guys have -- through wars and show that some of the security measures in place should it is a -- -- awareness now because -- your -- tragedy you guys.
I think there were lessons learned -- it was my hope after April 20 1999.
The students who lost their lives and the teacher lost his life at Columbine High School would not die in vain.
And I know there have been security measures that were implemented as a result of Columbine High School.
And but as a result.
But some of the new procedures in place I think there have been several instances.
Since column mine that were stopped as a result of heightened awareness of school violence.
Yeah I mean if it sounds like they had done so many of the right things I mean they've installed the buzzer at the door the door was slot but the guy blew the window out and then somehow got in and that led to where we are now -- frank.
You know you've been there through this so they're going to be calls on Capitol Hill although today not appropriate.
For more gun control but when you look at Klebold and Harris what happened at your school it wasn't just about guns.
And I get asked that question most frequently especially.
When tragedies occur whether be at Virginia Tech -- -- Ohio and I truly believe what needs to be done is money needs to be spent.
-- figure out what is causing so much hate in the heart of these murders what caused so much hate in the heart of the to a column buying.
Or killer up at Virginia Tech.
And that's where money needs to be spent these these kids are crying out they do not come out of their mother's womb -- people and so I think schools and programs need to be developed to figure out what is causing the hate the provide the help that these kids are crying out for these murders are crying out for.
You know some of them just cannot be in the mainstream some of them have to be institutionalized.
And that we pulled away from that out of that which is hard.
It's very tough but we got to think about other people.
-- you walked into a hail of gunfire that day.
You experience PT EST do you -- do you suspect that some people understanding -- who have the same thing.
And the thing that I found out about PD ST no one can predict what it's gonna happen -- column -- high school.
There were several who experienced it immediately experience should immediately.
But what I noticed over the years we had some teachers.
Staff members who were doing very well and then all of a sudden -- the ten year anniversary of the column mine tragedy.
They started experience PD ST.
And so it's unpredictable when it's going to occur but any time a tragedy does occur such as what happened.
On Friday it does traumatize people triggers are set off.
But -- it is something to deal with -- fortunately for me.
I was told by a close friend of the family the day after the Columbine tragedy closet and help others I had to help myself and I got into counseling immediately.
In not that PDF Steele ever go away -- at least I know how to cope.
-- the symptoms moments I'm sure that a lot of folks up in new -- corners and follow your advice.
And your leadership all right frank -- Angeles.
Principle -- column I think you're much -- Thank you.
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