Opinion: How the media — including me — unwittingly helped create a Columbine narrative that has inspired murderers ever since

The Colorado Sun: Red Lake High School. Dawson College. Sparks Middle School. Townville Elementary School.

In the 20 years since the Columbine High School murders, there have been at least 43 attacks around the world where killers drew inspiration from Columbine. All told, 210 people were murdered. Another 394 were injured.

Gutenberg Gymnasium. Albertville-Realschule. Seinäjoki University. Lycée Alexis de Tocqueville.

If you don’t know them by their locations, you might know them by the names of the killers — which is part of the problem.

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