[I enjoyed /dave/'s analysis and I learned things. But the current view is that the suicide note was a fake.]
Police say threatening e-mail probably wasn't sent by gunman
Copyright © 1999 Nando Media
Copyright © 1999Associated Press
By KATHERINE VOGT
LITTLETON, Colo. (April 24, 1999 6:29 p.m. EDT
http://www.nandotimes.com) - Police on Saturday discounted what had
appeared to be the suicide note of a teenage gunman - a note that
dripped with anger at the world and a threat of more violence to come.
The note was contained in an e-mail that was received by police
Thursday or Friday, days after two gunmen turned Columbine High School
into a killing ground. At first, authorities said they took it
But later, Jefferson County sheriff's spokesman Steve Davis retreated.
"There is very little reason to believe that either one of them" -
Eric Harris, whose name was on the message, or Dylan Klebold - "had
anything to do with sending that e-mail," he said.
The purported suicide note blamed parents, teachers and students for
the massacre, and suggested that more violence could be forthcoming on
April 26. By way of explanation, it offered the word "12Skizto," which
authorities said came from a song by the group Insane Clown Posse.
Harris and Kelbold killed 12 students and one teacher before shooting