Here are my quick thoughts on the journals and other documents that were released today.
Wayne Harris definitely had the “not my kid” syndrome. Eric Harris broke Brooks Brown’s windshield and yet Wayne Harris claims that his family is being victimized and that Brooks Brown is a manipulative con man.
Eric Harris was definitely a racist and a homophobe even though on his website he claimed he hated racism. Which would also make him a liar. I would almost say a pathological one.
Harris wrote reports about Charles Manson and The Third Reich that were almost favorable towards their subjects. Granted hindsight is 20/20 but if I was a teacher that definitely would have set off some red flags.
With all the references to killing and drawing of weapons and the like Harris made in his school work for at least a year, you would think that some adult in his life, be it teacher or parent, would have noticed his unhealthy obsession.
They got their guns in November of 1998. That’s 6 months before the massacre. That should have given the parents ample opportunity to discover the guns. If my kids had records for theft and the like they would have been under the proverbial microscope.
These documents should put the final nail in the coffin of the bullying myth. Harris talked about how he was excluded not bullied. He was jealous of the popular kids. Like I’ve said before, the impression I got is that he wanted to be a prep or jock or whatever and was jealous that they didn’t accept him. They didn’t just snap. This was planned at least a year in advance. It was all about hate and egomania on the part of Harris and his Svengali-like hold over Klebold.
The most preventable tragedy in history.