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 Was the whole prom thing ever proven?

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PostSubject: Was the whole prom thing ever proven?   Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:19 pm

I know we've all read in numerous places that students claimed posters on prom night had been vandalized to say something to the extent of "it's coming April 20th" or "get ready April 20th". Always something along those lines. I am curious if this was ever proven or just another rumor that circulated behind the shooting?
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PostSubject: Re: Was the whole prom thing ever proven?   Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:16 pm

So there are a lot of people on here who have done more research than me but my understanding is that the shooting was supposed to take place on the 19th and not the 20th. Because Eric and Dylan were missing ammunition, they moved the date back to the 20th so unless these posters were still up on the 19th and someone altered them on that day, I don't feel like this would be valid.
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PostSubject: Re: Was the whole prom thing ever proven?   Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:55 pm

I read that the phrase of the day on the Rebel News Network had sayings on them on the day of the shooting that said things like "Don't you wish you were home?" Or something like that.

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PostSubject: Re: Was the whole prom thing ever proven?   Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:36 am

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I read that the phrase of the day on the Rebel News Network had sayings on them on the day of the shooting that said things like "Don't you wish you were home?" Or something like that.

That was the work of Eric Veik. "Why would you want to be here on a day like this". He was refering to the nice weather outside.

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PostSubject: Re: Was the whole prom thing ever proven?   Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:37 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] It was mentioned to the police by a few people. It's sometimes unclear whether they saw it or just heard about it but at least one person seemed to have seen it for herself.

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Also, Shanna mentioned a yellow poster in a window area on the south side of the south east-west hallway, between the Math and Science wings. Shanna said this poster was an advertisement for the school prom, which was held on 04-17-99, and read "It's coming" followed by that date. Shanna said that prior to 04-20-99, someone had crossed out the date of "17" and replaced it with a "20." She thought this was something law enforcement should know.


She mentioned the exact color and location of the poster so it was probably true that the poster existed and not just a rumor, but there is no proof that it was related to Eric and Dylan's attack. I know Eric liked the idea of leaving hints or clues but many people mentioned in their interviews that the date 4/20 was related to smoking pot so it could also have been a cheeky reference to that, done by anyone in the school.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Eric Veik was responsible for the quote that day and he claimed that it wasn't related to 4/20.

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Veik stated the RNN features a phrase of the day each day He stated the phrase of the day that had been planned for, he did not feel was appropriate, so he changed it. He wrote the phrase, which was aired that morning. The phrase was “how could you expect us to stay in school on a day like this?" Veik stated the original phrase of the day was by James Davis, a senior The phrase was "quit your bitching." Davis told Veik he didn't care if it was inappropriate because he was going to be graduating in 16 days. Veik went ahead and changed the phrase because he felt it was inappropriate.


This story is not exactly verified by James Davis, though.

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Davis said he was one the students that works on the Rebel News Network and he was unaware what the phrase of the day was. He said that he did recall it had 4:20 in it somewhere, and that this had nothing to do with the date other than the fact that it was National Pot Smoking Day.


On a related note, a few other people mentioned that the 4-20 in the video announcement was very prominent and something they took notice of because it was unusual. Again, my guess would be that it had to do with a pot smoking reference but it's hard to know for sure.

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