SALT LAKE CITY — LDS Living recently profiled four Columbine survivors, three of whom live in Utah, as the anniversary of the tragedy nears.
On April 20, 1999, students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold murdered 12 students and one teacher inside Columbine High School. At the time, it was the deadliest shooting at a high school in the history in the United States.
In interviews with LDS Living, Sarah Green Bush, Laura Green Hall, Will Beck and Aaron Hancey reflected on how they remembered almost everything from that day, including their attire, the conversations they had and how they felt during the event.Comment on this story
Bush, Hall and Beck, who are all from Utah, told LDS Living it was important to share their stories to advocate for schools to improve security and help students share more about mental health.
“I think each person experiences it so personally and so individually, and I wish that I knew that (then),” Hall told LDS Living. “I would’ve saved myself years of suffering and comparing and worrying about why I was grieving so much differently than other people.”