Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold, gave her first interview Friday since the horrific shooting that claimed the lives of 15 people, including the shooters, and injured 24 others.
“I just remember sitting there and reading about them, all these kids and the teacher,” she said in an exclusive interview that interviewed on ABC’s 20/20.
“And I keep thinking– constantly thought how I would feel if it were the other way around and one of their children had shot mine,” she continued. “I would feel exactly the way they did. I know I would. I know I would.”
On April 20, 1999, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris opened fire at Columbine High School, killing 12 students and one teacher, and wounding 24 more people before taking their own lives. The tragedy not only shocked the community in Littleton, Colorado, but stunned the nation and forever changed how school administrations and law enforcement handle school shootings.
“There is never a day that goes by where I don’t think of the people that Dylan harmed,” she said.
The interview coincides with the release of Klebold’s new memoir, “A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy,” out on Feb. 15. Her book profits will go towards research and charitable foundations focusing on mental health issues.
ABC put together a full spread on the topic that includes the full interview with Klebold and the survivors of the shooting.
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