Yeah, its interesting to think about because obviously there have been "bigger and worse" school shootings since, in terms of the murder count, but none of them have had the same impact as Columbine did. I'd say that it was for a number of reasons, including the year in which it happened, given that the boys went to school there, and given their ages. I also really like what you say about the "right" number of victims, and I definitely think thats true. Its still a shocking about but not enough to turn the victims from people to statistics. All the victims families have worked really hard to make sure their child is remembered (books, interviews, films etc) and so we know a lot about them. This definitely adds to why Columbine has such a big impact.
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