A Columbine Survivor on School Lawsuit Bill: "What Would This Accomplish?"

A shot of students evacuating Arapahoe High School after the December 2013 shooting that took the life of Claire Davis.
A shot of students evacuating Arapahoe High School after the December 2013 shooting that took the life of Claire Davis.
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As we noted in our recent post about a bill to allow lawsuits against schools involved in shootings — which was approved by the Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday — the legislation was inspired by the December 2013 shooting at Arapahoe High School that took the life of student Claire Davis.

The topic stirred some passionate and intriguing commentary.

Among the readers weighing in was a survivor of the 1999 attack on Columbine High School.

Her experiences informed an interesting take on the topic.

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Here's what she had to say.

Sarah Bay writes:

What would this accomplish?! Nothing. As a Columbine survivor, I recognize this as lingering anger for an event that makes no sense and had only one person to blame, the shooter. Hindsight is 20/20. Everyone involved may have had a piece if the puzzle, but each price doesn't make sense until you see the whole.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.

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