The Photo as Evidence: Columbine, 10 Years Later

Photographs preserve memories, both the good kind and the bad. Today is the 10 anniversary of the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado, in which 12 students and a teacher were killed and 23 others were wounded. The two killers, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, committed suicide.

Photographs preserve memories, both the good kind and the bad. Today is the 10 anniversary of the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado, in which 12 students and a teacher were killed and 23 others were wounded. The two killers, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, committed suicide. Time magazine's website has a portfolio of images  showcasing the  evidence that investigators gathered afterward.  (The images are credited to Dennis Schroeder/Rocky Mountain News/Polaris.) Photographs can vividly explain the how of terrible events like Columbine, but they can't explain the why. Maybe nobody can. But you may want to listen to this NPR interview with reporter Dave Cullen, who has a new book about the massacre.--David Schonauer