No Columbine Legislative Probe
DENVER (AP) _ A state House committee voted against a proposal Thursday for a state legislative investigation into the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.
Some Columbine victims and their families wanted a legislative panel to investigate whether authorities did enough to prevent the shooting, whether their response was sufficient, and whether one of the students was killed accidentally by police.
``My fear is that this task force would create false hopes that we’ll be able to deal with all of the questions and all of the issues in front of us,″ said Rep. Betty Boyd after the committee voted 7-2 against the proposal.
Authorities say teen gunmen Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 students and a teacher and wounded 23 others before killing themselves on April 20, 1999.
The six-member panel would have had the authority to subpoena witnesses. An earlier review commission, appointed by Gov. Bill Owens, did not have that power.