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20 years after the school attack, Columbine remembers 13 lost

FILE – In this March 23, 2019, file photo, origami cranes, a symbol of peace, to hang in the Columbine High School library in Littleton, Colorado, near where a number of survivors and relatives of the victims gathered to talk about the upcoming 20th anniversary of the April 20, 1999, shooting. In the two decades since the Columbine High School massacre, therapists still struggle with how to help people cope. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert, File)

LITTLETON, Colorado. – A Colorado community marks the 20th anniversary of the attack on Columbine High School killed 13 people and wounded 24 others with community service projects and a commemoration.

Saturday events end several days of memorial events in the outskirts of the community around Columbine, to remember those killed and to support, to their families, the survivors of the attack and the school’s students and staff.

The days surrounding the anniversary remain emotionally charged for the survivors of the attack, including people without physical wounds.

This week brought a new burden of federal authorities led a manhunt for a Florida teenager “in love” with the shooting. The young woman flew to Denver on Monday and bought a gun.

She was discovered dead in an apparent suicide Wednesday in the foothills west of Denver.

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