Mother of a Columbine school shooter analyses the cause (video)

Sue Klebold is the mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the youth who committed murder/suicide in Cobumbine on April 20, 1999. In this transparent reflection, Sue shares, "It was appallingly easy for a 17-year-old boy to buy guns both legally and illegally without my permission or knowledge and somehow, 17 years and many school shootings later, it is still appallingly easy.”

Sue says upon reflection, her son’s spiral into a mental health crisis happened over a 2 year period. She deeply loved her son, but says “love is not enough” to prevent suicide. Since 15% of American youth report having made a suicide plan in the last year, Sue urges us to “listen with our whole being without judgement and without offering solutions” to the youth in our life. Even if we cannot see their pain, as she did not, it may be deeply affecting them and they need a supporting listener.

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