July 20, 2000
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This just in: Columbine principal sued by victims of massacre. aka When headlines go bad II. Bad CNN!
posted by smeat (8 comments total)
So is the school/town haunted now? "Columbine principal sued by victims' families" would have been a hell of a lot clearer, but I guess it doesn't have the same draw as a headline with "massacre" in it.
posted by smeat at 9:25 AM on July 20, 2000

I don't think it's quite a Headline Gone Bad, since two of the kids involved in the suit were merely wounded (and if you're under 18 someone has to file for you), but it sure edges close to the line.
posted by aaron at 9:59 AM on July 20, 2000

Some of the living victims participated in the suit, so it's correct. Read the story before taunting.
posted by rcade at 10:47 AM on July 20, 2000

No, I want to taunt now! NOW NOW NOW!

Anyway, what I was going to say was that I'd be more behind this if the dead could sue. That's a trial I'd like to see. Then again, if the dead could sue, could they not also be sued? We could haul Klebold and Harris' mouldering corpses into court, stick their souls back in them from Hell till the trial was over, and then put them back. Admittedly somewhat superfluous, but...

Otherwise, it seems somewhat pointless. It's hard enough to be a principal now (and keep in mind this is coming from a person who was ground into the dirt repeatedly while he was in school) do we want to make the job impossible? Who'd be insane enough to do it if this case holds up?
posted by Ezrael at 2:50 PM on July 20, 2000

I'm leaving for Denver this Monday. From my cursory glance at a map, Littleton is none too far from where I'll be.

Maybe I should stop in and say hi. Now where'd I put that black trench coat...
posted by CrayDrygu at 3:16 PM on July 20, 2000

I have a headline hanging on the wall of my office, I don't remember how old it is. It reads "Relatives of air-crash vicitms unhappy".
posted by thirteen at 3:27 PM on July 20, 2000

You knew this had to happen. The great american pastime ain't baseball, it's filing nuisance lawsuits.
posted by Mr. skullhead at 5:57 PM on July 20, 2000

We're starting to get a Columbine Industry, just like the Holocaust Industry.
posted by aaron at 8:35 AM on July 21, 2000

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