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One pulled a shotgun and one pulled a large semi-automatic gun.They began shooting at students below. He recalled hearing kidsscream and one student fall to the ground. He began to run in awesterly direction. He recalled looking back and seeing the male inthe white shirt throw what he believes are bombs on the roof area of the library. He thought that he threw four or five bombs and thatsome exploded....“JONATHAN COLE related that when he went to pick up his back-pack and other belongings that he had left at the school with hismother today, that he saw a male that reminded him of the male inthe white shirt who was throwing the bombs. His [
] male wasdescribed as 5’10”, wearing black glasses and having collar lengthblondish brown hair. He did not know that student’s name.”
, student (interviewed May 18, 1999, by Denver Police Detective Mark Allen): Guertz was in the cafeteria withfriends. “Jessica said someone yelled that there was a fight and theyall got up to look out the windows. Jessica said she saw two guysdressed in Trench Coats, and a guy in white T-shirt possibly withthem standing near the cement stairs.” After hearing shots, she ranout of the cafeteria, then out of the school.
(reinterviewed August 10, 1999, by unknown personfrom the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office): “She said she saw twotall, about 6 feet, adult males standing close to the cement stairs outside of the cafeteria, (West side). She said they appeared to be verycalm, she said they were dressed in black. She could not be for surethe exact clothing. She just said it was all black.“She also said another male in a white shirt was standing close tothe cement stairs and appeared to be very calm also. She told methat she thought it was strange that the three were standing so calm-ly when everyone else was so paniced [
].“The adult in the white shirtwas also tall, thin and esti-mated his height to be 6’.”
, student (interviewed May 25, 1999, by JeffersonCounty Sheriff Investigator C. Schoshke): Around 11:15 AM, Haneywas walking out of the cafeteria doors and noticed three peoplewalking into the school through nearby doors. “Haney further toldme that she did see and greet Harris and Klebold who were enter-ing those doors at that time. Both Harris and Klebold were wearingtheir ‘trenchcoats’ with their hands in their pockets. She knows bothHarris and Klebold from school and described Harris as havingshorter hair than Klebold who’s [
] hair is fairly long over the earsand collar length. She could not say what type of pants or footwear they had on. At that time neither had anything on their heads. Haneyalso described a third male walking with Harris and Klebold. Thewhite male looked older than a high school student and she did notrecognize him from any of the four years she had attended CHS.The unknown male was about the same height as Harris, his hair was dark in a kind of bowl cut and shaved on the sides. He waswearing a white ‘T’ or ‘V’necked shirt (like a man’s undershirt) withits sleeves rolled up once or twice.”
Ann Marie Kelly
, sophomore (written statement made May 5, 1999):“Pat Newel said he was out side [
] at the time of the attack. Hesaw 3 guy’s [
] walk up the hill. 2 had trench coats. 1 had a whiteshirt. The guy with the shirt threw something onto the roof whichexploded.”
(Unfortunately, no interview with Pat Newel is containedin the 11,000 pages of documents.)
, student (interviewed April 30, 1999, by Special Agents Jeffery C. Diehl and John M. Elvig): While eating lunch in thecafeteria, Vanderau heard an explosion and looked out a window.“Van saw two individuals outside of the school. One individual hesaw only from the waist up was dressed in a white shirt and blue jeans. This person was throwing something in a side arm motion uptowards the school roof. Van saw him throw one or two items. Thesecond individual Van got a glimpse of was dressed in black andwas taller than the other person.”
_THE ACNE SHOOTER
Several students report seeing a fellow student, not Harris or Klebold, taking part in the shooting. He is identified by his acuteacne, bad teeth, long face, great height, fairly long hair, and apigeon-toed manner of walking—in other words, a distinctive char-acter not likely to be confused with someone else. (Although Kleboldwas tall, he didn’t have an acne-riddled face, bad teeth, or an unusu-al manner of walking.) As with any time a suspect other than Harrisor Klebold is mentioned, this student’s name is redacted (i.e.,blacked out) in the documents, although the censors occasionallyslipped up and let his name sneak through unmarred.
, junior (interviewed April 30, 1999, by Agent Jerry W.Means and Agent Ricky S. Mundine, Colorado Bureau of Investigation): “MONTE stated she was near the cafeteria when theshooting started and she saw one of the gunmen. She stated thegunman she saw was not one of the guys identified on television[i.e., Harris and Klebold].”Monte was sitting outside on the south side of the building at thetime. “She thought she saw fireworks sparkling on the sidewalk,and then saw a guy in a trench coat coming down the hill. Threekids went ‘down’ to the ground, and the guy in the trench coat wasstanding over two of the downed kids. She stated she knew it was[redacted] in the trench coat, standing over the two kids, becauseshe recognized him....
“SHE STATED SHE KNEW IT WAS [REDACTED] IN THE TRENCH COAT,STANDING OVER THE TWO KIDS, BECAUSE SHE RECOGNIZED HIM.”
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