Good to be bad/Bad to be Good by Eric Harris 9/21/98
"A time when I was bad to be good was when I had to give away all my weapons to my parents. It was after I got into serious trouble with the law, so my parents wanted to take all forms of weapons that I had. It was bad nit because I might use the weapons, just because I paid good money, or spent a lot of time making them. It made me feel all that time and money was wasted. But since weapons are dangerous and my parents didn’t trust me, I suppose it was for the better."
You could call Doom-obsessed Eric a computer geek. But Dylan and Eric were really their own clique, in their own tiny orbit. Other kids criticized them for that — which only made them hate Columbine more. Eric’s was the dominant personality. "The thing that brought them together the quickest was, Eric needed someone to follow him, and Dylan needed someone to lead the way," says Brooks Brown, 17, a Columbine senior who knew Dylan since they were both five. "Eric was brilliant. He could sell you shit on a platter and have you begging for more."
"Eric and Dylan took the brunt of a lot of people’s aggression," says Brown.
"The stuff wasn’t always noticeable," says Devon Adams. “There’s 2,000 kids in our school, all trying to go down one hallway in a certain period. Unless a full-on fight breaks out, you can’t really see what’s going on. Dylan would say it made him mad. He and Eric never asked for it. They never fought back, either.”
Asked by Anonymous
he wasn’t born a killer.