Columbine tragedy can happen anywhere, former principal tells Sudbury audience
The Sudbury Star | April 12, 2022
''There is nothing I can do to bring my beloved 13 back to life, but I can make sure they didn’t die in vain'
Frank DeAngelis could not have seen what was coming on a sunny spring day in 1999.
“I loved what I was doing,” the former principal of Columbine High School told a Sudbury audience on Monday. “Ninety-four per cent of our kids graduated on time; we had the lowest dropout rate in the state of Colorado. We were an international baccalaureate school but we also had a large population of special needs students — it was a comprehensive high school. It was fantastic, and I said: ‘How lucky am I to spend 20 years at this beautiful place?’ ”
Thank you Mr. Frank DeAngelis, retired principal of Columbine High School, for visiting #Sudbury to speak on one of the deadliest school shootings in history and to share your coping mechanisms & messages of hope - hosted by the Violence Threat Risk Assessment Steering Committee. pic.twitter.com/dW8SXHcmzW— Sudbury Police (@SudburyPolice) April 12, 2022