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Text of Apparent Suicide Note

April 24, 1999

DENVER (AP) _ The text of apparent suicide note signed by gunman Eric Harris and dated April 19, one day before the rampage at Columbine High School. Authorities say they have not confirmed the note’s authenticity or the identify of the person who sent the e-mail.

It was obtained by the Denver Rocky Mountain News.

By now it’s over. If you are reading this my mission is complete. I have finished revolutionizing the neoeuphoric infliction of my internal terror. Your children who have ridaculed (sic) me, who have chosen not to accept me, who have treated me like I am not worth their time are dead. THEY ARE (expletive) DEAD. Surely you will try to blame it on the clothes I wear, the music I listen to, or the way I choose to present myself _ but no. Do not hide behind my choices. You need to face the fact that this comes as a result of YOUR CHOICES. Parents and Teachers, YOU (expletive) UP. You have taught these kids to be gears and sheep. To think and act like those who came before them, to not accept what is different. YOU ARE IN THE WRONG. I may have taken their lives and my own _ but it was your doing. Teachers, Parents, LET THIS MASSACRE BE ON YOUR SHOULDERS UNTIL THE DAY YOU DIE. Am I insane? Maybe. Is it my fault? No. I did not choose this life, but I have indeed chosen to exit it. You may think the horror ends with the bullet in my head _ but you wouldn’t be so lucky. All that I can leave you with to decipher what more extensive death is to come is ``12Skizto.″ You have until April 26th. Goodbye.

Eric Harris, April 19th.

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