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5200 S. Estes St.
Littleton, Colorado 80123
(303) 932-9713


On 05-27-99, I interviewed AmandaMendralla, The purpose of this lead was to determine Amanda's whereabouts during 5th
period, as records reflectedshe had this period free. Duringthe telephone interviewwith Amanda,she told me she was away
.rom the schoolduringthe timeof the incident. She leftthe school at approximately II:! 5 after leaving her History class, which
was in the library of Columbine High School that day. when the period ended, at approximately I UO, she left by going
downstairs throughthe lunch room, [asked her if she hadseen anything unusual in the cafeteriaas she walkedthrough andshe
said she hadnot. I askedher if she specifically had seena largeduffle bag layinganywhere in the cafeteria and she said that she
had not. I asked her Ifshe saw anyonedressed in a suspicious manner in the cafeteria andshe said she had not. Shethen walked
to her vehicle. which is parked in space 439 in thejunior lot. This is a DodgeNeon. red in color 1asked her if while she was
walking to her vehicle,if she had seen anyonesuspicious in the lotand she said she had net. I specifically askedher if she had
seenanyonein trench coats, She said no. however, as she wasleaving the lot, she saw DylanKlebold driving intothe lot,driving
hisblack BMW, dressedin a black t-shirt. He wasalone and driving veryfast. She said she hadmade a comment to her mend
Brittany how fast Dylanwas driving. He wascorning from the south, headed northon Pierce, when he turned intothe lot I asked
her to Identlly Brittanyand she said this was Brittany Duran.a fellow studentthat she had 4th hour togetherwith. She said that
they then leftthe schoolgroundsand were not made aware of the incident until laterwhen they attemptedto return to the school
I asked Amandaif she had seen anything else that would be of interest to law enforcement and she said she could not think of
anything at this time,

DISPOSITION: Lead closed.

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Defendant: Docket NUmber:

Date: 4-22-~9 Case Number: 99A062
Deputy D.A.: Investigator: J.Burkhalter


Melissa Miller, dob 6-11-84

7991 W. Quarto Dr.
Littleton, CO. 80128
Ph. 303-933-1362

Ms. Miller was contacted at her home by this investigator for a

follow up interview concerning her first interview given on 4-20-99.

Ms. Miller was present with her mother and read her previous
statement. She stated this is what occurred and she still remembers
it quite well.

Ms. Miller stated the same statement as her original and was asked
to elaborate about some details in her statement. The following
questions were asked of Ms. Miller:

Q. You mentioned seeing the bombs. Can you describe them?

A. About 6", white or gray cylinder.

Q. Do you know why they smoked?

A. I assumed they were somehow lit.

Q. Can you describe who threw the bombs?

A. A white male, teenager, wearing a black coat. He looked like
5'8" with brown short hair. He used his right hand and threw bombs
at the school. His gun had a sling and it was two handled.

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The second guy was taller about 2 or 4" more, Chin length sandy
blond hair with a trench coat. He was lanky and his gun was long
and his coat was closed.

Ms. Miller stated she saw three bombs thrown. She stated the bombs
were in something like a box or bag on the ground at their feet.
Ms. Miller stated she heard individual shots, possibly 20 to 25.

Ms. Miller stated the two suspects went into the school and she
heard more shots and screaming. She stated she only saw two

MS. Miller went onto say when she was outside hiding from the two
suspects, she saw Ann Marie Rocha1ter get shot and go down on the
sidewalk. She stated she thinks she was shot in the stomach, She
also saw a boy shot in the leg.

Ms. Miller stated when all this was happening a student was driving
toward them in the parking lot in a pickup truck, Red and Gray with
one male driver. The suspect threw a borr~ toward the truck and he
took off.

Ms. Miller stated aft",r the suspects went into the school she and
her friends left and ran to a home in the neighborhood.

Ms. Miller stated she doesn't know what the initials lit stand for.

Ms. Miller stated she has heard of Brian Savage when asked and
thinks maybe he is a junior.

When asked if she has talked to the press, Ms, Miller stated she
talked to Channel 4 but only gave her reaotion and no details.

Ms. Miller stated she left a black backpack outside and it will have
her name inside the backpack.

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Krist: Mohrbacher, dob108-3 \ ·82
6551 West Calhoun Place
Littleton. Colorado 80123
(303)797-8] 17
Student at Columbine High School

Kathryn Mohrbacher, dobJ02-11-51

same as above
Work: 5660 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite #510
Englewood, Colorado BO I 10
(303)771-] I 17

Robert Mohrbacher, dobIOB-18-53

same as above
'ork: 560\ York Street
Denver. Colorado 80216
(303)795·2911 ext 15

On 06-11-99. at about 0830 hours, I responded to 6551 West Calhoun Place to contact and interview Kristi Mohrbacher who
is a studentat ColumbineHigh School. This interviewwas in reference to the shootingthat occurred at the school on 04-20-99

I interviewed Kristi Mohrbacher in the presence of her mother, Kathryn Mchrbachet Kristi Mohrbacher told me on 04-20-99,
at about 1125to 1130 hours, she got out of her math class, which is on the second level of the school. and is Mr. Smith's class.
however,he was not present on 04-20-99, and they had a substitute teacher. Kristi showed me where this class is located on the
map/diagram I had of the layout of'Celumbme High School. She said this class is in the southeast corner of the school. and said
she was with Katie Carpenson, Eric Buckner, Yu Mekuria, Kelly Norden, and James Norden. Kristi said when they exited this
classroom, they walked up the hallway to the east doors to exit the school, These doors are facing east towards South Pierce
Street. and are south of me main doors of the administrative offices. Kristi estimated the time they exited the school doors to be
approximately 1130 hours. on 04-20-99. Kristi said up to this point she did not hear any shots or explosions, and did not recall

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anything out of the ordinary. Krisa said they walked across South Pierce Street and into the soccer fields at Leawood Park, Kristi
said while in the soccer fields, some Columbine High School teachers told them to go back further, and Kristi said she overheard
a student say there had been a shooting at Columbine High School. Kristi said she then heard two loud explosions coming from,
what she believed, was the west side ofthe school, outside of the cafeteria, Kristi said she thought the explosions were some type
of a senior prank, Kristi said she then left Leawood Park and went with Kevin Forslund to Eric Buckner's apartment in West
Lake Greens, and called her mother, Kathryn Mohrbacher. Kathryn said this call came to her at about 1150 hours, on 04-20-99.

Kristi told me that while she was in Leawood Park or prior to that, she did not see any suspects outside of the school She also
said she did not see any suspects inside the school through the windows or door windows at the school. on the east side of the

, asked Kristi about Dylan Klebold, Eric Harris, and the Trench Coat Mafia group, Kristi said during her Freshman year at
Columbine High School, she had Nate Dykeman in her gym weight lifting class, She described him as "dorky," and said he
would wear sports team t-shirts to school. Kristi was unable to provide information about Klebold or Harris.

Krist! said in either late 1997 or early 1998, she was seated in the school's cafeteria, She said she was at a table, and said she
saw Joe Stair and Eric Dutro, who were near the stairway, in the cafeteria, Kristi said they were "grabbing each other," She said
a student and a Jock by the name of Rocky Hoffscbneider (who graduated in 1998), "went off on them," calling Stair and Dutro
"fags," and harassing them. Kristi said Stair and Dutro began to get defensive. and Hoffschneider was near them by the stairs.
Kristi said there were several other students who had gathered around this disturbance. Kristi said a Columbine High School
teacher broke the disturbance up, and then either Dutro or Stair (she could not remember which one) walked up to the table 'hat
Krist! was sitting at with her friends, and began pointing to different students at the table saying, "Satan loves you," and would
go to the next student and say, "Satan loves you:' Krist! said this continued with several students. Kristi also said that Stair
would always be wearing a trench coat.

Kathryn said Hoffschneider graduated from Columbine High School in 1998, She said if there was a specific student or person
"at the Trench Coat Mafia would have wanted to retaliate against or target, it would have been Hoffschneider. She said

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Hoffschneider Was always picking on people and harassing them. Apparently. he had racially intirnidated a Jewish student at
the school, Kristi said Hoffschneider played football at Columbine High School during the years he attended the school. She
said Hoffschneidergot some scholarship offers from collegesand universitiesto play football; however. she said Hoffschneider
stabbed somebody nine times, so the scholarship offers were canceled.

Kristi said Alex Marsh associated with the Trench Ccat Mafia. She said after the shooting on 04.20.99, when the Columbine
High School students were attending Chatfield High School, Marsh said in a class something to the effect that she wished she
could have been a part of the shooting because she would have laughed while the people were being shot. Kristi said some
teachers escorted Marsh out of the classroom; however. she did return the next day. Kristi said Marsh is also very defensive.
She said in one of the classes. the subject of rjccks'' came up in their conversations, and Marsh got very defensive, and began

saying something to the effect of how much the jocks were jerks. etc ...

Kristisaid a girl by the name of Courtney Van Dell was a student at Columbine High School. It is unknown for certain if Van
Dell is a Trench Coat Mafia associate or not. Kristisaid Van Dell had pitch black hair, would wear heavy black make-up under
her eyes, and wore devil's horns on her head. Kristisaid when Van Dell went to gym class, she was told she could not wear the
devil's horns, so she became very upset.

Kathryn said in about the summer of 1998, her neighbor, janet Dubois,who lives close to her on the same block, was in her front
yard when she saw some young boys running fast into another neighbor's house. The house the boys ran into was the Wisher
family's house Kathrynsaid Duboisthen saw two other males who were chasing the other boys. Kathryn said DubOIS later saw
the pictures ofDylan Klebold and Eric Harris through the media, and recognized the photographs of these two as the same two
who were chasing me other boys to the Wisher residence. Kathryn said the boys chasing the other boys, told Dubois that they
were chasing them because they hadjust "robbed" ihe Blackjack Pizza. Kathrynsaid Dubois was asked where the firstjuveailes
had ran, and Dubois told the chasers that the two males they were chasing went into another house and pointed out the Wisher

residence to them. The chasers went to the Wisher residence. but nobody would come to the door. Kathryn said later an
explosive device made out of fireworks was detonated in Dubois' mailbox. Kathryn said Dubois believes it was the boys that
'n into the Wisher residence that detonated the device as retaliation for her telling their chasers where they had ran.

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Krist! said where she parked her vehicle in the student parking lot at the school, there was a vehicle that would park next to hers
that may have been driven by a Trench Coat Mafa associate. She described this vehicle as a light blue "boxy" older mode!
vehicle. She said it had a "Ramrnstein" sticker on it, whith is a German band. She said the driver of this vehicle was a male,
skinny in build, and would wear sunglasses most of the time. She said the driver may have been Tad Boles; however, she was
not certain. She said she would see several students who she thought to be Trench Coat Mafia students hanging around in the
same area of the parking lot. She said they made her feel uneasy due to the fact they would stand in a gruup and stare at her as
she walked to her car.

I asked Kristl if she had seen "the thought of the day" on 04·20-99, over the Rehel News Network (RNN). She said she did see
it. and remembered it to be "You would rather not be here." Kristi said she did not know of anybody with a double pierced

Due to the fact during pnor interviews at the Mohrbacherresidence, I had left several business cards, I verbally advised Kristi
to contact me if she had any problems or felt she had any other information that she had learned that may he pertinent to this case.
She said she would contact me in this future if this occurred.

DISPOSITION: Case remains open, pending further investigation,


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WITNESS: BlJEN LIANN MONTE, Columbine High School student, DOB

6113/82,5'..02", I 13lbs,blond hair, blue eyes, 7039 Ponland Ave.,
Littleton, Colorado,80128, (303) 979-7337.


Colorado BureauofInvestigation, 690 Kipling Street,Denver,
Colorado, 80215, (303) 239·,m L

INTERVIEW: April30, 1999, 111 approximately 04:00p.m.

INTERVIEW; 7039 Portland Ave., Littleton, Colorado, 80128.

SYNOPSIS: An interview was conducted with JenniferRose FALBO, DOB
7/23/82, of 4994 S. Parfet C., Littleton, Colorado on April 29.
1999. Duringthe interviewFALBO statedshe bed contactedher
friend, Bijen MONTE after the incidentat Columbine High School
to see ifMONTE was ok, FALBOstatedMONTE wasnear the
cafeteriawhen the shooting began and she saw_ _ _
with a gun.

BijenMONTE was contacted by phone on April 30, 1999, by the

Reporting Agent. MONTE was asked ifshe attends Columbine
HighSchooland she stated she does, andwas present whenthe
incident occurredon Apri!20, 1999. MONTE statedshe was near
the cafeteriawhen the shooting started and she saw one of the
gunmen. She stated the gunman she saw was not one ofthe guys
identified on television. MONTEwas requested by the Reporting
Agentto contact her mother and an interview was scheduled for
the afternoon ofApril 30, 1999.

Agent MtlNDINE and the Reporting Agent interviewed Bijen

MONTE at approximately 04:00 p.m, on April 30, 1999. The
witness's mother, Linda A. MONTE, wk. (303) 705-3731, was
present, and gave permission for the interview. BijenMONTE
provided the following information:

I. She is a junior at Columbine HighSchool and met the
following TRENCH COAT MAFIA members in 1997.

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2. She slated she had never mel Dylan KLEYBOLD or Eric


3. She knows Robin Anderson because she dated Pat


4. Her best friend, Jenn FALBO use to date FREEZA,"J and


5. MONTE does not considerherself a TCM; she was just

friends with some of the members. She stated most of the
members she knew have graduated.

6. She stated the TCM members talked about paintballa lot,

PlayedMagic, drank aicohol, and usually hung out at Cory
FREEZk"J's house. She stated she did not bang out with
them after school hours.

7. She never saw any drug activity with group and the only
weapons she ever saw them with were knives. She has not
heard any of the member's talk aboutguns.

8. The only explosives she ever heard about were when

traveled to Wyoming and bought a "Bunch"of fireworks.
She stated she never saw them use the fireworks.

9. She stated again that she had never met KLEYBOLD or


10. MONTE'S boyfriend is Luke CLOWEN, who has already


1L She slated her boyfriend dropped her off on the north side
of school at approximately07:25 a.m, The following is her
schedule of classes until the incident occurred:
-Straight 10 Sociology from 07:30 to 08:20
-Went to locker
-In Language Arts from 08:25 to 09:20

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-Went 00 locker
-In Math from 09:25 00 10:15
-Went 00 locker
-Wentto the library for History from 10:20to 11 :10
-Went to the cafeteria at 11;10

i2. MONTE stated she dropped her backpack at the bottomof

the cafeteria steps, neat the half-walL She then went to the
Rebel Comer and purchased her lunch.

13. She was met by Chris FIRION and BrianFRY who wanted
her to go outside and play soccer. Shestated she did not
want to play but went outside through the south commons

14. MONTE stated she sat down and FRYand FIRIONkept

tryingto pull her up to go play.

15. She thought she saw fireworks sparkling on the sidewalk,

and then saw a guy in a trench coat coming down the bill.

16. Three kids went "down" to the ground, and the guy in the
trench coat was standing over two of the downedkids.

17. She stated she knew it was in the trench

coal. standing over the two kids, because she recognized

18. MONTE stated she hangs out on PolkStreet and Pierce

with some kids who smoke cigarettes and_ _ _
are there almost everyday. She stated she ~
and heard himtalk about how his mom tries 00 control him,
and how the school does not checktheI.D. of smokers.
She stated she has seen_almost everyday since
January ofl999.

19. Shestaled the first time she met"_was when one of

her friends, Brandon unk-ln calle~ a "Freak".

20. MONTEstated she was certain it was" standing

over the two kids. She stated on a scale of 1-10, I being
uncertain and 10 being positive she was 8 y, -9 it was he.

21. She stated_had a gun hanging from his neckon

some type~. The gun was all black and
approximately 15-18 inches long. Shestated it lookedlike

a machine gun, and there was no DuctTapeon it. She
stated that was the only gun she saw him with, and it was in
his right band.

22. The following is a physical description ofme manshe saw
with a gun:
• He bad on a black trenchcoatthat extended to
betweenhis knees and his ankles.

-He bad On a black baseball hat in the backward


-His face was long and hisneck was long.

-He bad a narrow chin.

-His teeth were crooked and he bad an obvious


-He bad no glasses or facial hair.

-His complexionbad lots of acne, there were

indentations like pieces were cut OUl, and his face
waswhite in color with some redness.

-His coat was banging openand he bad a black "1"

shirt with a white colored print all it. Shestated the
shirt was not a tie-died.

-Theprint 011 the shirt appeared to be pealing and

looked older.

-He bad a red colored clothe type itemattachedto

the left side ofhis waist.

-He bad black tighter fitting jeans, not baggy. She

statedthey were regular blackjeans. There were no
straps or pockets extending down the legs.

-He bad black high-top tennis shoes with no colored

markings. She stated they werenot boots because
the 10eS and overall shape was a tennisshoe. She
stated the shoes were diny.

23. MONTE stated she watched for
approximately 30 seconds. She statedwhen she first saw
the gunman and the kids on the ground she thought it was a

Agen! RickyS. MUNDINE read the admonition form for a photo

line to Bijen Monte and her mother. M01'<'TE and her mother left
the room and three separate sheets of photos were laid out on the
dining room table. The sheets were marked A, B, and C. MONTE
returned to the room and after approximately 15 secondspointed to
photo #6 on sheet B and stated that's him, that's the man with the
gun, that's him. MONTE signed the photo she identified as the
gunman, and then she signed the admonition form. The
admonitionform and the entire photo line up were collected by the
Reporting Alien! as evidence. MONTE provided a written
statement ofwhat she saw when the shootingstarted.

MONTE stated she thought Brenton HOOKER also sa"'"

with a gun. She stated she has not spoken to HOOKERsince the
incident. MONTE'S mother, Linda MONTE stated she and her
daughterattempted to contact Law Enforcement Officials on the
night ofthe shooting because they felt the infurmation was
important. Linda MONTE stated they were told someone would
be out to speak to her daughter. She stated the New York Times
contactedthem on Saturday and Sunday so they called Law
Eaforcement Officials again and she was told someonewould get
back with them. Linda MONTE stated they provided the
information about" to the New York Times, and the
newspaperagreed not to disclose any information about their

On May 1, 1999, at approximately 10:00 a.m., A!ientMUNDJNE,
Agent in CharlieMark WILSON, and the Reporting Agent met
with Bijen MONTE, Linda MONTE, andBijen's father, Anthony
MOl'.'TE, wk. (303) 705-3732 at their home.

Bijen Monte marked her location, and where she saw the gunman
on a drawing provided by the Reporting Agent. MONTEmarked
her locationon the drawing with an X and the gunman's location
with an 0; she then signed the map with her mother Linda
Bijen MONTE stated she wanted the Agents present at the
interviewto know that she assumed the gunmen got their weapons
from _ h o u s e because she knew through her friends

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they had a lot of guns. She stated she had beento t h e "
bouseone time and she did see weaponsmounted on tI:':illas a

The Reporting Agent, Agent MUNDINE, Agent in Charge

'WILSON, Bijen MONTE. Linda MONTE, and Anthony MONTE
went to the Columbine High School and checked in with the
JeffersonCountySheriff's Department.

BijenMONTE identified her position outside the cafeteria when

the shooting occurred, the positionof the gunman, and the position
of the two victims the gunman was mnding over when she
observed !lim. The locations were t!ll\I'ked for center-mass
documentation. The position ofMONTE and the gunman were

MONTE rernsined in the position while AgentMUNDINE stood

in the positionidentified as the gunman's. The Reporting Agent
stood next to MONTE and facial features could be distinguished
on Agent MUNDINE.

MONTE was asked again by Agent MtTI:-t'D!NE to describe the

gunman she saw standing over the two kids. MONTE provided the
fuUowing description:
-She stated he had on a black baseball cap,

-Shecould not seehis hair because of lhe bat. She

did not remember anything specific about his ears.

-He had on a black trench coat. She statedthe coat

Wl!S folded back in the front and it was not leather.
Shestated it wasmade ofa cloth material, but it
was nOI denim. She did not notice anything
particular about the shoulders, but stated there was
no color or patches on the coat.

-Shestated he had something red attached to his left

hip near theareawhere a bell would be. The item
appeared to her to be clothe,likea bandanna. The
itemwas all red.

-She stated he had an all black gun in his right hand.

Monte stated the gun was on a strap around his

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MONTE stated ~the man withgun standing over
the two kids was _ She statedshe could recognize
_ _ and that is whom she saw. She stated she couldsee his
complexion was rough with acne, and she couldsee his messed up
teeth and overbite fromwhere she was standing. MONTE was
asked ifthere wasany doubt in her mind who she saw. MONTE
statedthere was no doubt, it w~

MONTE took agent MUNDINEand the Reporting Agent step by

stepthrough herpath on the day ofthe shooting. She statedafter
observing the gunman for approximately 30 seconds she turned
and ran towardsthe sL'I( south commonsentrydoors. She staled
she entered the east door in the row of6. MONTE stated she went
intothe cafeteria and two teachers, Mr. SANDERS and MR.
BROOKFIELD told everyone to get down. She stated she got

came in the west doornear where she had seen"

down on the floor. MONTE staledtwo gunmen dressed in black

stated she couldDOt see them vary well because~as so many


people and she was tryingto gel away. Shestated theywere

throwing things that were exploding. MONTE statedwhenthe
two gunmen in black came in the west cafeteria door everyone
started running towardsthe cafeteria stairs. Sheran intothe lower
portionofthe auditorium.

MONTE statedthere were no gunmen in the auditorium whenshe

entered the lowerlevel She stated the only lightson in the
auditorium werethe stage lights. She ran up the south side stairs
and hid behind the south side "L" shaped wall, near the top. She
staledtwo gunmen in all black entered the auditorium through the
southwest lowerentryway. She saw one man in all black near that
entryway, and the second man in all blackwas closer fUrther north.
MONTE staledthe man in black she saw closest to the southwest
lowerdoor, startedcoming up the south steps. Shestated she and
several other students ran across to the northsideofthe auditorium
and exited Out the upper northeast door. MONTE couldhear
shooting, but did notknow if it was inside the auditorium.

MONTE stated when she got into the main hallway outside the
northeast upperdoor of the auditorium she ran towards the east
mainentry doors. She stated she could hear bullets hitting the
lockers and flying by her head. Whenshe arrived at the east end of
the hallway she stated the office area on the leftside was vacant
MONTE statedshe could see SOme studentsbehind the access
doorsto the Socia! Studies area, and she remembered those doors
were closed. Shestated she got approximately 5 feet outside the

inner east door ami the glass shattered behind her. She exited the
building ami ran to the north towards the park.

MONTE staled she and several other kids met up in the park,
1lIlder the coveredpavilion. She stated a teacher there had got his
car out of the parki:oilot and he told the students to go straight to
theirhomes. She staled one of'her friends, EvanERNSThad his
car so she got in his vehicle and tl:tey tried to leave the area.
MONTE staled there were police cars on PIERCE so theyturned
around and went around towards Wadsworth. She stated she
calledher mom from a cell phone in tl:te car.

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Interviewwith Bijen Monte.


On October 21, 1999 at approximately J 750 hours, Bijen Monteresponded to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at
my request to be reinterviewed concerning information she had suppliedto the sheriff's office concerning her
observations at Columbine High School on 04-20-99. Monte was accompanied by her mother and fathe; who were
present during the following interview. Monte stated that when previously interviewed. she had given inaccurate
information concerning Sean Graves. Monte said she observed Sean Graves crawlingto the door by the teacher's
lounge and she wanted to clarify that point.

I advised Moore the main reason she was being reinterviewed was due to the fact tha: she had s t a r e d " " was
standing over two gunshot victimson the southwestcorner of the school. Monte stared she was 100%sure she saw
~a person known to her. standingover, who she now knows to be, Dan Rohrboughand Lance Kirklin on
tl uthwest comer of the school near the steps, I advisedMontethat according to other witness statements."
• • was at home between 8:00 a.m, and 12:00p.m. on 04-20-99. !ili0nte ex lained due to the witnesses being a
family member and neighbor. those individuals could have lied for and she still belie~
was the individual standing over the two injured males holding a gun. onte stated she never saw~e
the gun he was holding and reiterated her descriptiono.from her previous interview.

Monte stated after observing this individual. known to her as_ standingover the injured students. she ran
inrothe cafeteria. staying in the cafeteriafor a couple minutes. Monte statedshe had first told investigators that bombs
were going off inside the cafeteria. but she could have been mistaken. Monte stated II was possible the bombswere
goingoff outsidethe cafeteria. Monte stated while in the cafeteria lookingout towards the senior parking lot (south).
she observed two male individuals dressed in dark clothing looking in the window. Monte stated she only got a quick
glance. approximately one to two seconds. at those individuals. but did not believe it was the same individual 'hat had
been standing over the injured studentsby the southwest corner.

'Monte stated after staying in the cafeteriafor approximately a couple minutes. she ran out of the cafeteria towards the
auditorium, at which time she entered the auditorium and saw two suspicious males dressed in dark clothing. Monte
stated the auditorium was dark and she was unable til see any faces or identify the individuals. but she felt these
individuals were suspicious and ran the other way. Monte stated after hiding in the auditorium for a very short period
of nrne. she exited the auditorium and ran to the main hallway in an easterlydirection. exrting the school via the east
doors by the business office. Monte stated while she was runningdown the east hallway. she was being tired upon
from an unknown location. Monte stated the easterly door windows were shot out as she ran out the door. 1

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SUPPLEMENT X JCSO Inv, Jack McFadden 99·7625
Connming Case Re\'XHt NQ Victim Namc-Oriiinal Report Dale This Report
Columbine Hilrh School, et al 10·22·99 ,
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I askedMonte if the individuals in the auditorium hadweapons, to whichshe replied no.

I showedMontecafeteriavideo photo #44 and asked herif she couldidentify anyone in the picture. Montereplied she

I then showed Monte video photo #51, to whichMonte replied, the black shirt, shoes, gun, and hat possibly looked
like ones worn by the gunmen seenon the southwest corner of the school.

I then showed Monte video photo #52 and 1153. to which Monte replied she couldnot identify anybody In those

Prior to the conclusion of this interview, I advised Monte that there wereseveral witnesses out on the southwest comer
of the school at the same time she was and had different recollections of whattookplace and who was there. [asked
Monte if she could explainthe differences in the stories of the several otherwitnesses. Monte statedshe had no
explanation for the other witness observations and reiterated she knew F 2 .,prior to the incident andthat's
who she saw standingover the two injured students.

At approximately 1945 hours. the interview was terminated.


Monte's father stated Monte is currently having bad dreams/nightmares aboutthe incident at Columbine High School.
Monte alsodoes not feel safe at Columbine High School.


Lead #5055 closed, case open.

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CUflne<:ti"lfj Cl1.St'. R<'PO" No venm Name Original RepOrt Due This Report
COLUMBINE 05-10-99
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Tessa Corinne Nelson / DOB 112683

6676 West Rowland Avenue
Littleton, Colorado 80128
Columbine High School r Sth grade


In 05-06-99, at about 8:00 a.rn., I interviewed CHS student Tessa Nelson as follow up on DN2015. The interview was
conducted at Tessa' s home, in the presence of her mother, DeniseNelson.

Tessa told me that on 04-2( about II: 10a.m.. she bad just finished her fourth period AmericanGovernment class. After
leaving class, Tessa said that she walked to the science ball where she met her friend, student Tiffany Lien (9th). Together,
Tessa and Tiffanythen walkeddownstairs (interior stairs) to the cafeteriafor lunch. Uponentering the cafeteriaat about II: 15
a.m.. Tessa said that she and Tiffanystood in lineand received theirschoollunches. After theyreceived their lunch trays, Tessa
said that she and Tiffany then walked to the south side of the cafeteriaand exited one of the doors. Tessa said that she could
not remember which door it was. Once outside, whichTessa estimated would have been about II :20 a.m., she and Tiffany
walked to the southwest comer of the cafeteria's exteriorand sat down at a bench located next (east) to one ofthe "planters."
Tessa describedthe "planters" as raised grassy areas, some with trees.surrounded by cement. Tessa indicatedon a map where
she and Tiffany sat down, Tessa said that when she and Tiffany sat down, anotherstudent named MelissaMiller 1,9th), who
Tessa remembers seeing inside the cafeteria, sat her backpack down next to them and then walked toward the student parking

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CorlO('f;Ung C';)$C' ReportNQ, Vil;tim Name Origin"l Repon DaleThisReport
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Tessa said that after she took a couple of'bites of her pizza,she heard several"pops" coming from the area near tile top of the
exterior stairway,just north of her. Tessa 'aid tIlat she and Tiffany thought these pops were firecrackers, tile resultof a senior
prank, Tessasaid mat she then lookednorthward, toward thestairs, but didn't see anything, Tessa said that almost immediately
thereafter, she saw "people rolling down the hill," referring to the hill on which the stairway lies, Tessa said that she thought
that studentswere perhaps filming a "Friday feature" for RNN, the campustelevision station, At that point, Tessa said that she
saw a white male, who she described as tall, wearing a black trench coat, witl1 a black ball cap (possibly some red on it) that
was on backwards, blackjeans, black boots, withblackhair that came slightlyabove the shoulders and curled outward, Tessa
said that this individual was coming down the stairs (abouta fourth of the waydown), and appeared to be holdingwhat looked
like a small machine gun (Tessa said that after seeing the weapons used by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold on television, she
is convincedthat the weapon she saw was the Teo 9). Tessa said that at this point. she still "didn't think it was real."

"essa said she then saw a female, who she identified as Anne Marie Hochhalter, silting on the curb to the southwest of the
largestplanter, Tessa then indicatedAnne Marie Hochhalter's location on the map, Tessa said that Hochhalter was facing east
a. she sat eating lunchwith a couple of friends, whom she identified as JaysonAutenrieth (9th] and Jayson's girlfriend. Tessa
said that Hochhaltersuddenly twisted to the (her) left, "fell over" the curb, and then sat up and screamed. When Hochhalter
sat up, Tessa said that she (Tessa) saw blood on Hochhalter'sshirt, Upon seeing the blood on Hochhalter's shirt, Tessa said
that both she and Tiffany then realized what was happening, but remained motionless for a few seconds because"we were in
shock." Tessa said that Jayson's girlfriendthen got up and ran past she and Tiffany, towardthe south side of the cafeteria, At
about this same time, Tessa said that she and Tiffany got up (leaving their backpacksbehind) and ran to the south side of the
cafeteria, where they then "ran screaming" into one of the south doors, Once inside the cafeteria. Tessa said that she and
Tiffany then ran eastward, into the girls' bathroom located near the southeast comer of the cafeteria, Upon entering the
bathroom.Tessa said lhat she, Tiffany,and two other female students,one of whom Tessa could only identify as Brianna, ran
into a stall, closed the stall door, and stood on the toilet so as to prevent their legs from being seen, Tessa said that she
remembers most of the students inside the cafeteriawere stillsittingwhenshe and Tiffanyran inside, en routeto the bathroom,

Tessasaid that about two Orthree minutes afterentering the bathroom. she heardseveral loud gunshots,whichshe thought were

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coming from outside the bathroom door in the cafeteria area. Tessasaid that for the next twenty minutes or so, it became
quieter, but shecouldstill hearperiodic butmore distant gunfire. Atthatpoint, Tessa said thatshe heard about four explosions,
spaced approximately 10to 15seconds apart. Tessasaidthatthese explosions would causethe stall to shake,and that ceiling
dustwould f.IL Tessasaidthatsheand the others remained inside thebathroom stallfur aboutanother halfhour, during which
time the gunshots became increasingly fainter. Tessa said that during the last ten minutes or so that they were inside the
bathroom, she did not hear any gunshots or explosions. Tessasaid that at that point (she estimated they had been inside the
bathroom for between forty.five minutes to one hour). theyall decided to leave.

Tessa said that the four of them then exited the bathroom. Tessasaid that they quickly passed by the cafeteria, where she
noticed it was filled with smoke and debris. Tessa said that the four of them then immediately ran southward, down the
Business hallway and out the southdoors. From there, Tess. said that sheand Tiffany ran acrossthe junior parkinglot to the
"seminary house" located on the northwest comerof South Pierce Streetand West Polk Avenue.

Tessa saidthat an Arapahoe County sheriff's deputy took herstatement atlhe seminary hccse.

Tessatold methat upon initially entering the cafeteria, she did not notice any dufflebag(s) or anything elsesuspicious or OUt
of the ordinary. Tessa told me that although she was aware of the "Trench Coat Mafia," within the school, she did not
personally know Eric Harris or Dylan Klebold. Tessa said thatshe had seen Harrisin the school On one prioroccasion. but
nevermethim. Tessasaidthat shedid not know any of theirpublicized associates. butsaid she "knew of' - . , r r o m
when he attended school at Columbine. Tessatold me thatshe thinks the individual she saw with the gun might havebeen
_ b e c a u s e she knew what Perry looks likeand saidthis individual looked very much l i k e . I askedTessaif
she had beenclose enough to this individual to pick him out of a photo lineup. She saidthat she probably could.

I thenpresented Tessawith a Photographic Lineup Admonition, which she signed and dated. Tessathen reed the Photo Lineup
form, and told me she understood it. I then presented Tessawith an unmarked photo lineup. which showed~n
photo number 3 Tessa looked at the lineup for about five seconds, and picked photo "3." Tessa then marked "possible"

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{ .:aiOtt X FIRST DEGREE MURDER OITcMt Stall.lll: OJ:Icn X bqq;tiotltl!y C!wed a Itccommcnd Case: Review n
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identification and photo "3" on the Photolineup form, which she thee signedand dated. This form wasthen signed anddated
by myself and Tessa's mother, Denise Nelson. Tessathen initialed anddated the photo lineup under photo 3.

The interview was concluded at about 8:45 a.m.

Tho names of those studentsprovided by Tessawererun through Rapid Start and DenverDetectiveMark Woodward; no lead
sheets were prepared because each had been previously interviewed, or scheduledto be interviewed.

See attached: Arapahoe County S. O. statement form (copy)

School map
Photo AdmonitionI Lineup forms, photo lineup


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Littleton, CO 80128
(303) 979-1959
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Work: (303) 880·7400


On 10.20·99, at approximately 1540 hours,witness Tessa Nelsonand her mother, DeniseNelson responded to the Jefferson
County Sheriff's Office SouthSubstation. The purpose for themresponding to the South Substation was a pre-arranged reo
interview of Tessa Nelson in reference to the shooting at Columbine High School on 04-20·99.

Tessa Nelson said on 04·20-99, just prior to the shooting, she was sitting just outside of the cafeteria/commons area of
Columbine High Schoolwith a friend of hers by the name of Tiffany Lien, eating pizza. Tessa said that she looked toward.
the exteriorstairway on the southwest sideofColumbine HighSchooland said she saw a male subjecton this stairway, and
described himas thefollowing: a whitemale, approximately 6'4"tail, skinnybuild,wearinga blackbaseball capon backwards.
a blacktrenchcoat that hungdownto approximately this subjects midcalf'Iength, andTessa 'aid "[t was notshiny"and did
not believethat this trenchcoat wasmode out of leather. Tessasaid this male subject was also wearingblack jeans and black
combat styleboots. Tessa saidas she was watching thismalesubject, hepulledbacktherightsideof histrenchcoatandswung
• firearm out of the coat that had been hiddenunderneath of it. Tessa saidthe subject held this weapon in his righthandafter
lulling it out of hisjacket with his right hand. Tessa said thatwhen shesawthis subjectshoot this fire..rm he shot it while

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it was in his right band. I asked Tessa Nelson what be was shooting the weapon at, and she told me "be was shooting at
anybody," Tessa said at one point she saw a female victim lying on the ground outside of the cafeteria/commons area of
Columbine High School and said that this female victim was bleeding in the area tbat Tessa described as the area ofone of her
sides. Tessa Nelson pointed to the area above the belt, and on the right side of her body. Tessa Nelson said she now believes
that this victim's name was Anne Marie Hochhalter.

Tessa Nelson continued and told me tbat the male gunman she saw on 04-20-99 on the exterior stairway of the school. was
alone, and said he did not appear to be witb anybody else. Tessa said the subject had "bad hygiene" and had facial scars and/or
bad acne. Tessa said after the shooting at Columbine High School On 04-20-99, she looked through the Columbine High
School yearbooks and said she located the picture a~ and that is wbo she now believes was this gunman that she

saw on 04-20-99. Tessa said prior to the shooting, she had s e e n , , - m the hallways of Columbine High School,
'iowever, she did not know what his name was at that time. I asked Tessa Nelson how certain she was that this gunman was
in f a c t _ a n d she told me "I'm pretty sure." She said she did not believe this person was Dylan Klebold due to the
fact the gunman had either black or dark hrown hair and she said she knows Dylan Klebold to have lighter colored hair. I
briefly explained to Tessa Nelson about the physical evidence at the crime scene not indicating any other shooters were
involved with Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, however, she did not say anything, but she did not change her beliefs either.

I showed Tessa Nelson the photographs printed from the Columbine High School cafeteria/commons area videotapes. The
photos that [ showed to her were al from Group A and were photographs #44, 5I, 52. and 53. After looking at these
photographs, Tessa Nelson said neither of the suspects in the photographs were the gunman that she had seen on 04·20·99,
I asked her if she knew who was in these photographs. and she said she recognized them as being Dylan Klebold and Eric


I asked Tessa Nelson if she could provide any further information about the statement made in a prior interview, about a suspect

other than Dylan Klebold or Eric Harris entering the ladles bathroom that she had hidden in with Tiffany Lien On 04-20-99,
at Columbine High School, and shot the mirrors. Tessa said Tiffany Lien told her that when they both ran ou; ofthe bathroom
n 04-20-99. Tiffany said she had seen that the mirrors had been shot out. Tessa Nelson said she had not personally witnessed

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this occur, nor did she see the mirrorsdamaged on 04-20.99, as they ran out of the restroom. Tessa said since 04-20-99, she
badbeen walkedthrough ColumbineHighSchoolwitheitherColumbineHigh SchoolTackf'orce DetectivesandiorColumbine
High Schooladministrative personnel. Tessa said when she went through or into the bathroom, that she had hiddenin on 04-
20-99, she saw that the mirrors were not damaged. She 'aid 'he asked if the mirrors had been replaced and said she was told
no. Tessa Nelson said she now believes the mirrors had not been shot out a, Tiffany Lien had told her. For the sequence of
event' after this time period of Tessa hiding in the restroom, see the reports documenting other interviews that have been
conducted with Tossa Nelson.

I asked Tessa Nelson and her mother Denise Nelson haw their family has been doing since the shooting at Columbine High
School on 04-20-99. Denise Nelson said that they were doing very well until October 19, 1999, when another student (who
Denise Nelson said Columbine High School personnel had told them was Eric Veik) threatened to blow up Columbine Hig
School. They asked me what I could tell them about that incident. I told them that a student of Columhine High School had
been arrested for threats. Prior to my interview of'Tessa Nelson and DeniseNelson on 10-20-99, I had asked J,C.S.O, Sgt.
Randy West exactly what informationI could provide to the students and their families about this incident becauseI bed been
contacted by another mother of a ColumbineHigh Schoolstudentabout this incident. Sgt. West told me to advise the students
and/or their families that the Jefferson County Sheriff', Office was made aware of a student making threats on 04-20-99 and
a subsequent Investigation into those threats resulted in the arrest of a student. (It should be noted that of the two students
parents that contacted me and asked me about the incident,on I Q.19·99, hath parents already had the name of Eric Veik as the
suspect. Denise Nelson advised methat ColumbineHigh Schooladministrativepersonnel had providedthe name of Erie Veik.
I did not provide any students, parents, etc. with the name of Eric Veik as being the student arrested or being involved inthese
threats on 10-19-99.)

r gave Tessa Nelson and her motherDenise Nelson my business card and I also gave them a J.C.S.O. Colorado Safe School
Hotline business card. I advised Tessa Nelsonandher motherthat shouldthey hear anything about other threats fromstudents
at the high school or in reference to any school to contact me or contact this Colorado Safe School Hotline.

illDITIONAL lNFOR.'\1ATlON: I asked Tessa Nelson if she knew Isaiah Shoels and she said she did not know him,

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however, she knewwhohe was fromseeinghim at Columbine HighScheel. Tessa advisedme that at no timedid she ever
observe anybody raciallyintimidate or harass IsaiahShoels duetohisrace. Tessasaidthat it appeared toherthatIsaiah Shoels
was verywell liked by the other students at the highschool.

TessaNelson told me that forapproximately the flfSl two orthree weeks after the students returned to Columbine High School
in August of 1999, parentvolunteers had checked name tagslidentification cards whileadmitting the students intothe school,
Shesaid at that timethe students wererequired toweartheirstudent lDlname tags, however, since then, she said thelD cards
arenot checked, nor are thestudents requited to wear themwhere they are visible. Tessa saidthat dueto the factthe IDs are
notchecked on students entering the school, she is somewhat ahid, however, she saidif this procedure hadbeenin placeprior
to 04·20·99, sheknows that Dylan Klebold andEric Harriswouldhavehadidentification cards and beenadmitted totheschool
with them,

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On Thursday, May 6, 1999, at about 0910 hours, I contacted Patrick Nevilleconcerning what he witnessedat Columbine High
Schoolon April 20, 1999, at approximately 1120 hours, Neville slated that he arrived at Columbine High School On 4-~0-99
at7: 15 a.m. and went to his first periodhistory class. Nevillestated that his fourth period class, which Started at 10:25 a.m. h.
was in the commonsarea of the cafeteriaseated at table UU (see attacheddiagram). Neville stated that he was seated at table
UU with Chris Wisher,Robbie Wisher,Jake Apodaca, and Trent Carneyuntil 11:10 a.m. Neville stared that he left the school
with Don Arnold, exiting the scbool by the entrance located on the upper level by the business office on the east side of the
school. Neville stated that he and Arnold went to the parking lot on the north side of the school, got in Arnold's vehicle and
drovesouth on PierceStreet, turningwest on Polk Street, following Polkdowntoa greenbeltarea, at whichlimethey exitedtheir
vehicle and walkedup to the Columbine High School Soccer fields from the south side. Neville showed me on a map of the
Columbine High Schoolarea where he and Arnoldwere. Neville staled at the soccer fields were Chris Wisher, Jake Apodaca.
Don Arnold. and himself. Neville stated that from wherehe was at the soccerfields he could see the west side ofthe school,
statinghewas approximately hundred yards away from the westentrance/exit doors. Nevillestated that whilesmoking a cigarette
with other students, he heardwhat he believedto he firecracker noises at 11:20to 11:25 a.m, Nevillestated that the firecracker
noisesappearto be COIning fromthe southwestcomerof the school and that he looked in that directionand noticed two gunmen
in the southwestarea of the school. Neville described the first gunmen as tall with a black trench coat, dressed all in black.
carryinga gun. describedlIS a longgun. Neville statedthat the secondgunmenwas a whitemale, with a whiteshirt. bluejeans.
who he observed throwing something on the roof whichexploded. Neville stated be knew it exploded because he could hear
the noiseand see the smokecomingfrom the roof. Neville statedthat he also observed the long gun being fired. makingmotions
of recoil from a weapon. Neville also stated that he saw kids falling and saw one person falling in the area approximately a
hundredfeet west of the west entranceand behind theair condition/heating equipment Neville stated that once he realized that

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on and asked if they could use the phone to call their parents, to which they did.


Nevillestated thathe had additional infotmation related to possible suspects relatedin this incident Neville statedthathe thought
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99 he was not at that location duril1g fourth period.

DISPOSITION: Case open, pendingfurther investigation. (Copiesof diagrams attached),

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Date, 4-22-99 Case Number' 99A062
Deputy D.A. , Investigator, J.Burkhalter

Cindi Nichols, dob 9-21-83

6297 S. Benton Way
Littleton, CO 80123
Ph. 303-797-7754

This investigator was led to Ms. Nichols by information provided by

Melissa Miller. Ms. Nichols waS interviewed at her horne with her
mother present. Ms. Niohols is a Freshman at Columbine H.S.

Cindi stated she was with her friends, Laura (Smalley) and Lisa
(Melissa Miller). The three of them were outside going to have
lunch and talking when she heard what she first thought were
fireoraokers and then she saw smoke. Cindi stated she looked around
and saw two guys start shooting. They shot a girl and then went
down the stairs and then back up the stairs shooting guns and
throwing bombs.

Cindi stated a guy (student) in a truok was driving into the student
parking lot and they yelled for him to go aWay. The suspects then
threw bombs at him. Cinei stated they hid behind a vehiole and then
ran to a horne after running through a field.

eimii stated the incident started about two minutes after she and
her friends arrived in the parking lot. She stated she gets out of
class about 11: 10 A.M. and saw the suspects shout 11: 2S A.M. to
11:30 A.M. She stated the t~o suspects went inside the school after
being outside and she heard more bombs. She stated the doore they

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shots and explosions but didn't hear any conversation from the

Cindi was asked to describe the suspects. She stated the following:
Suspect # 1 A white male, 17 to 18 YCA, S'S", skinny, redish/blond
hair shoulder length, greasy. Wearing Large Black coat, black
pants. The weapon was long, two handle kind of gun. The suspect
was holding it with both hands. Cindi didn't see this suspect throw
anything. She has seen this suspect first semester at the school
during passing in the hall between classes.

Suspect #2 A white male, with dark black hair that was short. He
had on a gray shirt. Cinai stated lihe was throwing something.
Cind! couldn't remember anything else about this suspect.

Cindi was asked to describe the student driving the truck into the
parking area and she stated the driver was alone and had blona
hair. The driver was male. Cindi described the truck as a
gray/black with a red stripe. Possibly a Ford older model.

Cindi stated the initials _ doeen ' t mean anything to her.

Cindi stated she talked to the press but not about any details of
the incident. They wanted to know her reaction.

The'interview was concluded at this time.

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Arvada Police Department 04/29/1999

Ref # 99-12067 Reported Date 04/20/1999 Time 12:39:32

Type ASSroA Status RTF
Location 620l S PIERCE~
DET23 04/26/1999 04279~N/KK

JCSD 99-7625
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On April 22, 1999 at approximately 2030 hours, Investigator

Duane Eaton of the Arvada Police Department and Investigator Gary
Clyman of the Colorado Attorney General's Office responded to 9835
W. 54th Place, Arvada, Colorado, 80004, to interview Steve Ogle
(DOB 12/26/49" a witness to the homicides at Columbine High School
in Jefferson County The investigators had informacion that Ogle
had been out in the pa=k on a golf cart with Dick Strange, a
maintenance man for the Clement Park adjoining the school
property. The investigators had information that Ogle was being
given a tour and that he and Strange had observed at least one of
the suspects involved in ~he homicide fi=ing a weapon on the
outside of the schoal, Investigator Eaton had made telephone
contact wLth Ogle and Ogle agreed to an interv~ew

Ogle advised the investigators that he had been on a golf cart

tour of ~he Clement Park facility and that near the end of the
tcur he and Dick Strange were up on a football field and track
leoking around the park, He advised that they were at that
location because it was a little bit higher than other parts of the
park and gave them a good view. He advised that this was near the
south end of the park and football field area, Ogle advised that
he was looking towards the school and believed himself to be
approximately 100 to 150 yards away from the school He advised
that it was a very nice day and he had observed approximately five
to seven students on the soccer field area below them He states
that at one poine he began hearing a popping noise an thought it
might be £irewoYks, maybe a se~icr prank, due to the fact that it
was near the end or the school year He advised, however, that the
pepping sound continued which :~d h~m to believe that it may not be
Oole adv~6ad that when he looked COwards the school, he
observed a white male near t~e corner or c~rved part of the
building. I~ was later determi~ed through scheol maps by the
injest:ga~ors that the person observed by Ogle was standing near a
stairway between ~he library and cafeteria of the school, Ogle
adv~sed that it appeared thac tbe white male was wearing a white
dress shi=:, When asked to explain the shirt in more detail, Ogle
advised it appeared to be a sh~r~ used by fireman and/or policemen.
He adVised ~ha~ the subject was moving his right arm around and it
appeared tha~ he was holding his Tighe arm with his lett arm from
below. ogle advised that he looked long enough to observe that
there was an object in the subjectfs right hand. ae advised tha~
the ob~ect appeared to be lopg like some type of firearm and long~r
than a~pi$toi. He advised it appeared that it might be a sawed of:
shotgun. Ogle advised he observed the sUbject from the subject's

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Arvada Police Department 04/29/1999

Ref # 99-l2067 Reported Date 04/20/1999 Tlme 12,39,32

Type ASSTOA Status RTF
Location 6201 S PIERCE ST

DET23 04/28/1999,042799/EATON/KK

right profile, He advised that it appeared that the subject was

leaning against the building along the curved portion and pointing
towards the parking lot or facing south

The investigators asked ogle if he recalled the time that he

had observed the subject, Ogle advised chac he believed that he
had oDserved the subject at approximately 1130 hours. He advised
that he believed that he and Strange were back at the mainten~~ce
shed for the park at approximately 1140 hours.

Ogle advised that he in fact believed that the subject was

firing a firearm towards the parking lot, He advised that at one
po~nt he observed numerous juveniles come running towards the area
of t~e park whe=e he and Strange were. He advised that the
juveniles wexe yelling. "Call the police, call the police. If Ogle
advised the investigators that be believed these were the
juvenile$/~tudents who ~ad eventually ended up at the maintenance
shop for the Clement Fark, Ogle advised the investigators that he
had an unobs~~ucted view of ~he portion of the school building
where he had observed the subject firing the firearm. Ogle advised
that ae had a "straighr: shot" of the area of' the school he was
watching. He advised that originally the juveniles t~t came
runnins toward them were not within h~s view, He advised that he
believed that they had run through a lower area below the school
and then carne up a r~5e towards his location

Ogle was asked if he had observed any injuries on any of the

juveniles/students. Ogle advised t~at he did not observe any
injuries buc that Qne of the juveniles had advised that one of
their fr:ends had been shot in the leg.
Ogle was asked ~f he believed that he and Strange were being
shot at at any point. Ogle advised tbat he did not believe the
subjec~ with the firearm was shaat~ng towards the soccer fields
because t~e juveniles on the soccer field just stood around, He
a:sc bel:eved that he did not believe the subject was shooting at
them Ogle advised that he believed the shooter was shoocing into
the parking lot area of the school,

Ogle advised that he and Strange became concerned about what

was cc=~==i~g a~d hagar. t? fear fer their safety, He advised thac
they began driving back towards the maintenance shed for Clement
Park Ogle advised t~at as he a~d Strange drove back to the
maintenance shed, they were following the sidewalk tha: went along
~he norc~ and norcheast edge of the school, He advised that as
~hey passed tha: area of the school, they observed nurne~ou6
juveni:es!studen~s sit~in9 on the bleachers who did not appear to
be scared or upset by what was caking place. Ogle advised that he
told these ,uveniles about the shooting, at which point the back
doors of th~ school opened and approximately 30 to 40 juveniles
came r~ning out, He advised that th~y had co climb the fence to
get away from the school and intv the p~rk, He advised chat he did

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Arvada Police Department 04/29/1999

Ref # 99-12067 Reported Date 04/20/1999 Time 12:39:32

Type ASSTOA Status RTF
Location 5201 S PIERCE ST

DET23 04/28/1999 042799/EATON/KK

not observe any students at that point who were injured.

Ogle advised that as they continued to follow the sidewalk

back to the mainrenance shedf they observed no police vehicles in
the parking lot areas. He advised this only to let the officers
know that he had observed a police vehicle in the parking lot
between the school and maintenance shed earlier this date, He
advised that it had been a green vehicle with fully marked police
insignia on it though he could not recall which police agency.

Ogle advised chat as he and Strange were arriving at the

maintenance shop, they obse~led a police officer on a motorcycle
arrive in the area of the school, He advised that it appeared the
motorcycle was com~ng from the west, ogle advlsed that when he and
Strange got back to the maintenance shops, he advised he heard what
he believed to be gunfire for approximately 20 minutes. He advised
that he also heard same loud explosions and believes he heard the
first explos:on while he was on the football fields locking at the
school He advi$ed he had not heard the first explosion until
after the gunfire had started, howeve~.

Ogle advised the investigators that he believes he and Strange

were on the football field area locking cowards the school for
apprOXimately five minutes. He advised that he had heard popping
sounds before the first "boom" sound. Ogle also advised that while
en route back to the maintenance shed, he believes he heard th~ee
to four explosions coming from the area of the school, He advised
that ~e believes he heard maybe a ~otal of five explosions total.
Ogle advised that he also observed smoke in the general area of the
subje~t he had observed firing into the parking lot of the school.
He adVised that the smoke was white, very light colored and not
The investigators asked Ogle if he had any recollection of
5ee~n9 any ether persons with the person he had observed shooting
the gun. More speciflcally, the invest~gator$ asked if he had
observed anybody who appeared to be with che gunman and not running
away frqm the gunman. Ogle advised that he did not remember any
9~rsons in the area of the shooter who appeared to be associated
with the shooter He advised Once again that he had a straight
sr.o~leok at the profi:e of t~e s~bject aga~~st the light colored
build~ng Ogle advlsed chat h~ focused on that subjec~ only and
f~cu$ed on the subject's arm moving around while firing what
appeared to be a :irearm Ogle advised he dld not see anyone else
around the subject It should be noted that Ogle was wearing
glasses duri~9 this interview a~d was asked if he had to wear
glasses Ogle advised t~at they were only reading glasses and that
he wore contaCts under nQr~al circumstances. Ogle advised he was
wearing contac~9 when he obse~ved che subject near the school and
that he has good vision with his contacts.

Ogle advised that when he and Strange got back to the

PIRNARR Arvada Police/Court System page 4
Arvada Police Department 04/29/1999

Ref # 99-12067 Reported Date 04/20/1999 Time 12:33~32

Type ASSTOA Status RTF
Location 6201 S ~tERCE ST

DET23 04/28/1999 '042799/EATON!KK

ma~ntenance shop, he nociced ether employees of the park trying to

get all the park employees out of the park and into the shop area
for fear of thei= safety He advised that at one point a teacher
from the school arrived at the maintenance shed, He advised that
he believed this pe~50n to be a coach though he could not recall
why. Ogle advised that this teacher was talking to the juveniles.
Ogle was asked if any of the students there made any telephone
calls while at the maintenance shed. Ogle advised that all of the
juveniles called their parents. ~e advised also that Dick
Strangefa supervisor also adv~ged that he had called the police to
advise them that the juveniles were there and safe at the
maintenance shop and that some of ~hem had observed shooting and
wished to speak with the police. Ogle was asked how long he stayed
at ~he mai~tenance shop before leaving the area, Ogle advis~d that
he believes he left the shop at noon or juSt shortly after noon.
He advised that while at the shop he watched some of the incident
unfold on the television news. He advised that his car had been
parked near the maintenance shed and that he left a litcle after
noon He advised that when he drove out of ~he area he drove
straight across the baseball fields and out onto Bowles AvenUe"
Ogle advised that he was driving a 1984 gray Subaru station wagon
owned by hi~self and his wife.
Ogle was asked if he observed anybody else driving out ,f the
area that drew his attention. ogle advised that he did not 3ee
anybody else leaving the area but himse~f. He advised that at one
point he did stop and talk to a police officer, He advised that
the police officer asked him if he had observed anything and Ogle
had teld chern that he observed some of the incident take place but
that there were juveniles at the maintenance shops who had seen
more. He advised that cha police officer then le~ him exit out
onto Bowles Avenue. He advised that as he was leaving he observed
six to ten police vehicles driving into t~e area
The investiga:crs asked Ogle if he had spoken about this
incident with anyone else but the police. ogle advised that he had
~ot spoken with anybody else about the incident except for his

The investigators asked 09:e to once again describe the

subjecc he had observed near the scheol shoot~ng the firearm, Ogle
once again explained what he believed was a uniform c}~e whi~e
shirt being worn by the subject. He also advised that the subject
was wearing dark panes but it is unknown if they were long or short
pants, Be also advised that it appeared that the subject had dark
hair. 091~ advised that the shirt s~uck in his mind and that he
believed it had a h~gher collar t~an a regular t-shirc. He once
again advised ehat ic looked like a uniform type shirt. He states
that he believed he even mentioned that to Dick Strange. ogle
a&,ised t~at he ·was sure of whae he saw due to the fact thae he had
really focused on the subject. He also reiterated that he had

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Ref # 99-12067 Reported Date 04/20/1999 Time 12:39:32

Type ASSTOA Status RTF
Location 6201 S PIERCE ST

DET23 04(28/1999 042799(EATQN(KK

observed something long in the subject's arm going up and down, H~

advised that the object was dark in color. Ogle was asked if he
had observed any flashing coming from the object and Ogle advised
that he had not observed anything exit the object but only heard
the popping noise.

ogle was asked if he ever lost sight of the shooter. Ogle

advised ~hat as soon as he and Strange started to leave the area,
they lost 3ight. Ogle a~vised that he believed there was something
like bleachers or a wall near the ball field blocking the view of
the school once they moved. He advised cnat even when his view was
obstructed of the school, however, he could hear the popping
noises, Ogle was asked if he remembered anything specific about
the juveniles/students that he had had contact with or observed.
ogle advised that the only thing he had heard the juveniles say
was, liThe Trench Coat Mafia did it, d and other juveniles spoke of
a :riend beiag shot. Ogle also advised that the person whom he
believed to be a teacher said he had observed a ch~ld who had
gotten shot outside of the school Ogle advised that there was one
female and four to five males from che school in the mainten~~ce
area. He advised that the ~eacher was there off and on and had no
idea where the teacher went when he was not there. Ogle adVised
t~at the juveniles were asked how many kids were involved in Lhe
assault and Ogle said that the juveniles told them that there was
50 who da d it and claimed the were -eet.enf sc s . 'I He also advised
that the juveni:es who had talked about their friend being shot may
have named the friend as Mike, He advised that the students
claimed that Mike was shot in the leg and face. Ogle also advised
that the person who he believed to be a teacher said that the
$ubject was $ffiall and had blonde hair.

Ogle adv~sed the investigators that the juveniles were still

at the maintenance shop when he left the area He once again
advlsed that when he left the area, he drove away eastbound on
Bowles and stopped to make a call to his wife from Platte Canyon
and Bowles. Ogle advised the investigators that he believed he and
Strange began the tour of the park at app~oximately 1110 hou~s and
whi:e taurin~ the park, never observed anything else out of the
ordinary until he had observed the subject near the school
Ogle advised che investigators that he had no other
information to add ~o his statement The interview with ogle was
ended at approximately 2120 hours.


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Dateof=rlpt10r04!2 8(199 9
On April 27, 1999, Mark William Opfer, date of birth
August 26, 1984, of 6620 South Jay Drive, Littleton, Colorado,
telephone number {303J798-7090, was interviewed at 6572 West
Calhoun Place, Littleton, Colorado, in the presence of Howard E.
Wisher, date of birth April 12, 1949. with the permission of his
father, Glenn Opfer. After advisement of the identity of the
interviewing agent and the nature of the interview, he provided
the following information:
Opfer is a freshman at Columbine High School. He went
to lunoh in' the cafeteria at 11:15 a.m. on April 20, 1999, and
after eating went outside the cafeteria by himself. At around
11:30 a.m., he began walking up towa~d the library on the outside
staircase located on the northwest s~de of the cafeteria. He was
walking next to Daniel Rohrbough! and saw two white males at the
top of the stairs, one of whom was holding what he thought was a
water/squirt gun. Opfer did not recognize either of these
Both were wearing all black, with black trenchcoats.
One was about 6'4" tall and was wearing a backwards black hat
with a "B" emblem on it. He had no weapon visible. The other
person was about 5'8" tall and had a large pistol in his hands.
[Opfer identified it as the TEK 9 assault pistol he has since
seen a picture of in newspaper reporting] .
The shorter person began firing the pistol down the
stairs. Opfer turned to speak to Rohrbough, who then looked at
him strangely and fell down screaming. Opfer realized Rohrbough
had been shot, so he ran down the stairs and into the southwest
entrance to the cafeteria. Inside, he told a janitor and other
students to get out because someone was shooting at other
students. He then ran east through the hallway on the south side
of the auditorium and then south down the Foreign Language area
hallway, warning other students and faculty about the shooter.
Opfer and several teachers and students hid in a
classroom for about three hours, and left the school about an
hour after they heard the last gunshots and explosions.

uweengauon on 04/27/1999 at Littleton, Colorado

rue> 174A-DN-57419 Date cactated 04(28(1999

~ SAf%atthew S. Harris JC.o01- 001063

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OPfer has heard about the Trenchcoat Mafia, but only

knows two members of the group, Joe Stair [a columbine student
who graduated last year] and Chris Morris. At the time, Opfer
believed the tal.......son in the black trenchcoat who was with
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Columbine Hi h School shooting/Bombing

Case Number Report '#

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Robin King Me/Denver II


Christopher P Sadowski SAC/Denver II

Interview with Mark Opfer

On 10/14/1993, SA Traver contacted Mark Opfer at Columbine High school, where he was doing
some community service. At this time Opfer provided a positive identification of an
individual he saw with a firearm at Columbine High School on 4/20/99,

1, On 10/14/99, SA Traver contacted Linda Opfer at her residence located at 6620 S Jay Or
Dr, Llttleton, Colorado, At this time Linda Opfer stated that her een Mark was at
Columbine High School doing community service work, She also gave SA Traver permiss~on
to speak with Mark, without her belng present.
2 On 10/14/99, SA Traver approached a Columbine High School faculty member who was
supervising a student that fit the description of Mark Opfer, that Linda Opfer had
given SA Traver. At this time SA Traver identified himself to faculty member Tim Harp,
and requested to speak to Mark Opfer, Harp telephoned Mrs. Opfer and did receive
confirmation that SA Traver had just spoken to her and that she had given permission
for SA Traver to speak to her son. At this time Harp escorted SA Traver and Mark Opfer
into a room in the maln office of the school.
3. At this time, SA Traver explained to Mark opfer the reason he was being contacted, He
then read a portion of an interview that Opfer had given to a FBI agent on 4/27/99 In
this portion Opfer had described the individual that he saw with a firearm outside of
the school. After reading the description to Opfer, SA Traver showed opfer photo number
52 from packet A. Almost instantly opfer became very upset and said "That's exactly
what I saw!". He PO$it~vely identified a the imAge of Dylan Klebold in the picture as
being the indivldual he previously described en 4/27/99, as being the person he saw

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with a firearm on 4/20/99.

4, Opfer said he did not really get a good look nor could he identify the other individual
that he saw Klebold with that day outside of the school
5. After making the identification, Opfer requested that SA Traver accompany him to the
area of the school he was that day so that he could show SA Traver where he was, when
he saw what he saw. Tim Harp accompanied SA Traver and Opfer.
6. Opfer stated that he was in the cafeteria when he went outside. He stated he was at the
base of the outside stairs talking to Dan Rohrbough ~hen he looked up to the top of the
stairs and saw Klebold and another person. One of them began firing a weapon, he heard
Dan Rohrbough scream and saw him fall. At this point Opfer ran back into the school and
do~n towards the foreign language rooms,


JC-001· 001066

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7147 West Frost Avenue
Littleton, CO 80123
Student-Columbine HighSchool

Same as above.
Work; Arapahoe County Road&. Bridge

3151 West Girard Ave. #615
Englewood, CO 80110


On06-l8-99, at about 1000 hours,I responded to 7147 West FrostAvenue to contact andinterview Keith Alan Parkison, who
is a student at Columbine HighSchool. This interview was in reference to the shooting that occurred of 04-20-99

Keith Parkison told meon 04-20·99, he was in attendance at Columbine High School and said at about0700 hours, he entered
thecafeteria. KeithParkison toldmethat he selected a tableto sit at, which was in theCommons areabetween thestairway and
the"Rebel Comer." KeithParkison showed me on thediagram of the Columbine High School cafeteria where the table wasthat
he had selected to sit at on 04-20-99. The table he selected was located between the bottom of the stairway and the "Rebel

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.ca!iI;m X FIRST DEGREE MURDER Offw.e Statw;~ Open X eXetfjlitll\lllfy (':lttlm.l 0 Recommend Case: Review 0
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Comer"store. KeithParkison saidtherewereotherstudents nearthis table.but he couldnotrememberwho theywere. I showed

Keith Parkison photographs of the duffle bag and a propane tank that were later recovered in the Columbine High School
cafeteria, Keith Parkison said he did not see eitheritempriorto the incident on 04·20·99, Keith Parkison also said he did not
see any of the Trench Coat Mafia students in the cafeteria or the Commons area on 04-20·99, Keith Parkison said at
approximately 0725 hours on 04-20-99, he leftthe cafeteriaand walkedto his class, downthe hall and east of the cafeteria en
the lowerlevelof Columbine High School, Keith Parkison said Iris teacherfor this class was Mr. Ortiz. Keith Parkison saiden
04-20-99, at about 1115 hours, he exited the school by walking out of the schooldoors south of the "Rebel Comer," and said
he wentand sat on a hill thatis located southeast of this door. Keith Parkison said he was withAaronBonniewell, and oneother
student. but he could not remember whothis third student was, Keith Parkison said he was sittingon the hill for approximately
three minutes, when he heard "about two bombs"detonateand he said to him it sounded like the detonationscarne from the west
side of the school in the area of the exteriorof the cafeteria. Keith Parkison said he then saw severalstudents running from the
school to get away from it. Keith Parkison saida student tan past him and as he did, Keith Parkison said he asked this student
what was going on. Keith Parkisonsaid the student told him a student had a gun insideof Columbine High Schooland said
someone hadbeen shot inside, KeithParkison said he gotup andran IlCTOSS South PierceStreetand intoto Leawood Park, Keith
Parkison said while he wasrunning, he heardapproximately ten gunshots, but said he couldnot tell where theycamefrom. Keith
Parkison said at no time during the incident on 04·20-99, did he see whowas shooting or detonating bombs. Keith Parkison said
whilehe was in Leawood Park, someone believed that the studentsin the park werebeingshot at, so they left Leawood Park.
Keith Parkison said while he was in Leawood Park, however, he did not hear any shots.

KeithParkison said althoughhe was notan associate of the TrenchCoat Mafiastudents, he usedto talk to some of them at the
school. Keith Parkison said that he did not get along with DylanKlebold and in fact, said they did not like each other,
Keith Parkison said they hadnearly gotten intophysical fights between eachother in the past. Keith Parkison said this disliking
between themstarted ina teamsportsclass that he hadwithDylan Klebold at Columbine High School. KeithParkison saidthat
Dylan Klebold picked on him, and finallythis harassment nearlycaused the fight. Keith Parkison said he never saw anybody
pick on Dylan Klebold, however, he did see Dylan Klebold pick on other people.

Keith Parkison said he usedto talk to Eric Harris, however, had not talked to him sinceapproximately January of 1999 Keith

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Parkison 'aid he quit talking to Eric Harris and tho otherTrench Coat Mafia students in January of 1999, becauseEric Harris
and the other Trench Coat Mafia students began picking on people and harassing them. Keith Parkison said that when this
started, he stayed away from them,

KeithParkisonsaid that DylanKleboldand EricHarriswere alwaystogether. He said he didnot rememberseeingeitherDylan

Klebold or Eric Harrisat Columbine High Schoolon 04-20-99, KeithParkison saidthat Dylan Kleboldand Eric Hams always
wore a trenchcoat and said EricHarris worea Swastika on his trenchcoat. He also said Dylan Klebold may possibly havehad
a Swastikaon his trench CMI, but he was not sure, He did say that Eric Harris hada Swastikaon his backpack Keith Parkison
said he never heard Dylan Klebold or EricHarristalk aboutguns, bombs,blowing up the school, or shooting people. He said
he never saw Dylan Klebold, EricHarris or any TrenchCoat Mafiastudentswith firearmsor bombs. KeithParkisonsaid that
~as DylanKlebold's best mend, andKeithParkison said that he couldnot understand how" " o U l d have
not known about the shootingthat was going to occur at Columbine High School prior to the incident on 04-20·99.

Keith Parkison said Joe Stair claim' that he organized the Trench Coat Mafia, and although Joe Stair lives in the same
neighborhood as Keith Parkison, they don't get alongwllh each ather and don't talk to each other. Keith Parkisonsaid that in
the past he was mends with Nicole Markham and BrianSargent, as well as same of the others described. Keith Parkison said
Robert Perrywas good mends of DylanKlebcld and Eric Harris and 'aid RobertPerry always WOre a trenchcoal, Keith Parkison
described Robert Perry as "quiet." KeithParkison estimated the Trench CoatMafiahasapproximately five actual active members
and at least ten associates, Keith Parkison said they would listen to German music, Keith Parkison said that he no further
information about the Trench Coat Mafia. or the TrenchCoat Mafia students,

Uponmy asking, KeithParkison saidthat he has been doing well since the incident occurred an 04-20-99, at Columbine High
School. 1gave him oneof my business cardsand askedhimto contact me in the future if he wished to talk witha J e.s.a. Victim
Advocate. I told him I would make the necessary arrangements for him at that time. I also askedKeith Parkison to call meshould
he think of any further information in the future that may be pertinent to this case.

DISPOSITION: Case remainsopen, pending further investigation, JC-001. 001070

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Colorado State Patrol
Investigative Services Section
Case Number CcnnectinaCase # Report Type
99-31101411 J.C.S.D./99-762S Assist - Jefferson County Sheriff's Denartment
Date Time Location
04-20·99 1120 Columbine Hil!.b School

SYNOPSIS: Assist to the Jefferson CountySheriffs Department with the investigation ofthe Columbine
High School homicide,

COLORADO STATE PATROL' 2207 N HWY 402 LOYELAc1\[Q CO 80537 (970)663-0219
•Investigator Greg McComas

(W)Paukune, Amanda 04-12-84 (Student- Columbine High School)
Res' 8784 W Progress PL Littleton, CO, 80123 H-(303)933-0868


Per information control sheet #3288. I contacted (W)Paukune at her residence, regarding infcrmation she
mighthave of possible suspect accomplices,

(W)Paukune stated that she was at Columbine High School an 04-20-99 According to (W)Paukune, prior to
the shootings she had been in the cafeteria, talking ",ith friends. At approximately 11 lOam, she exited out
the south doors, by the school store and walked through thejunior parking lot She then cut through an
opening in the wooden fence, off school grounds, to meet with friends and smoke a cigarette, She stated,
during her timein the cafeteria and while walkin!$ through the parking lot she did not notice anything unusual
or see the suspects or theirvehicles

At approx. II :Wam, she heard an explosion near the building and observed some students running. At that
point she felt it was a seniorprank, or a drug bust and continued smoking her cigarette, sittingon the
sidewalk next to Pierce SI. Shortly thereafter a friend by the nameofAnthony, unknown last name, came
running by and told her of the shooting, She and several other students ran to a nearby house for safety.

Date ofRe rt Pa
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(W)Paukune stated, from her location she was unable to see the cafeteriaor libraryareas and did not see any
of individuals involved. She also stated she had not noticed anything unusual about the day prior to the
incident. She did not notice any unusual behavior or see any strange individuals or items, such as duffel bags.

(W)Paukune stated, she was acquainted with both Eric Harris and DylanKlebold. She met them last year,
through a mutual friend, KeUy Schwab, who moved away to California a year ago She explained that Kelly
Schwab used to hang around with the Trench Coat Mafiaand suggested theyjoin. (W)Paukune stated she
did not want to join, due to the beliefthat the members were all hi-sexual, including Harris and Klebold
(W)Paukune stated, once her friend moved she had very littleto do with the individuals in the TCM She did
talk with Harris on occasion,just casualconversation, and described him as beingvery nice. She stated,
Klebolddid not seem to like her and was meanand sarcastic, therefore she tried to avoid him as muchas

(W)Paukunestated she had never overheard any conversations about a plan for the shootings or ofany other

(W)Paukune identified her approximate location at the time ofthe shootingson the map attached to this

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Interview with Megan Pistolese

On 5·6·9g,lnv. Rekerdid conduct an interview with Megan at her residence with her mother present.

Pistolsse statesthat at approx. 11 :15 she left her backpack by the bench in the common areaof the
lunchroom and wentout the main cafeteria doorand across the senior lot to the west end of the lot and
along with Amanda Paukune,Garret Horsefall and lindsay Buffy, jumped a wooden tence so they could
smoke a cigarette.

At this point they heard loud noises at an unknown location and then looked between the fence slats
and saw klds running trom the school and they then ran to a house on Pierce st. along withother groups of

Megan did not see anything suspicious nor did seeshe any shooters.

Megan stales that she was in the cafeteria at approx. 0700 am but did not see anything suspicious at
tha, .• me.

Megan had no further infonnation and the interview was concluded.

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1. Did you ever see [he tWO largeduffel bags in thecafeteria 1

2 Didyou see anyone carrying or in tilepossession of theseduffel. hags, at a previous time "!
3, Didyou see Eric Harris or Dylan Klebcid either on Monday cf Iuesday ? What were they doing?
What did they say? Werethey withanyone else? No

4, Did you leave anything behindin d1l! cafeteria or anywhere else intheschool'
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,~5 %0 were YOu with in the cafeteria1 Where were you sitting?

6. Did you see or talk to lilly of the Trench Coat Mafia members 00 Monday? Tuesday? How about the
prior week or weekend?

7 Hove you heard anything from anybody else about other suspects, bomb making, gun buying, etc. ?

8 What were you wearing? Did you have a back pack? What did it leok like.and! or have in it ?
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9 How did you leave the cafeteria 01" the building? What were the events that made you leave ?

10 What time drd you enter the cafeteria ? Where did you come from (prior to the cafeteria) ?

11 Have them mark where they were sitting, their route out of the bUilding and who they were wtth (if
known) ?

12_ Can you provide any furtherInformation on the membersof the Trench COOt Mafia?

13 Ask the parents if the kids have told them anythingelse? Different?

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5497 South Independence Street
Littleton, Colorado 80123
Columbine High School1 9th grade


On 05·06-99, at about 9:30 a.rn, I interviewed CHS student Joseph Pitoniak as follow up on DN1751. The interview was
conducted at Joseph's residence in the presence of his father, Joe Pitoniak, Sr.

Joseph told me that on 04·20·99, hespentfourth period (10:20 a.m, to 11:00 a.m.) inside the cafeteria at tableY with his friends,
MatthewZago (9th), Shakespeare Log (9th), and Adam Ahlstrom (9th). Joseph explained that his fourth period is a "free
period:' and that he usuallyspends it in the cafeteria, talking with friends. Joseph said that at about 11 :00 a.m, (ten minutes
before fourth periodends), he walked up the interiorcafeteria stairway to hIS locker and retrieved tus sack lunch, then returned
down these stairs to the cafeteria. Joseph said that he returned to the cafeteria at about II: 10 a.m., and again sac at table Y,
where he then ate his lunch with these friends, Joseph said that during this entire time. he did not see or nonce any duffle
bagts), nor anything else that he considered unusual 1out of theordinary,

Joseph said that upon finishing his lunch, which he estimated was at about 11:15 a.m., he got up from table Y and walked
outside viaa south cafeteria doorwherehe thensat down at a "bench't withfriends Nathan Epling (9th).John Bright (9th), Jason
Ramsouer (9th),and Nicholas Lumley (9th). Joseph described this benchas the"first" or southernmost bench on thesouth side
of the cafeteria. After approximately "two minutes:' Joseph said that he heard several "pops" which appeared to be coming

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from the west side of the cafeteria's exterior. Joseph said that he assumed these pops were the result of a senior prankand,
curious, he got up from his bench and began to walk in a northwestdirection,around to the west side of the cafeteria, toward
the direction of the sounds, Josephsaid that as he rounded the southeast comerof the cafeteria, he saw a male "down" on the
grass toward the top of the hill, to the westofthe stairway. Joseph said he thensaw "a girl in front of me get shot in the lower
abdomen," Joseph said that this girl (Anne Hochhalter) had beensittingwith a coupleof friends near the curb,facing east,near
a grassyareaon the west side of the cafeteria, Josephsaid that whenshe was shot,she "just kinda hopped up, and grabbed her
side and started screaming 'I've been shot: and then kinda kneeled down and her friends covered her." Joseph said that he
could see blood on her clothing. Joseph said that at that point he realized this was no joke. Joseph said he turnedaround and
ran back to the south side of the cafeteria, where he then entered the cafeteriathrough the "student entrance by rebel comer:'
Joseph said that he remembers Jason Ramsouer enteringthe schoolwith him at that time.

'oseph said that upon entering this area, he saw janitors who were telling everyoneto 'get down' and teacher Dave Sanders
"going up the stairs." Joseph said that students inside the cafeteria began to get down, and that he and Jason then hid behind
a sodamachine by the bathrooms near the southeastcornerofthe cafeteria, Joseph said that he and Jason remained behind the
soda machine for about "ten seconds," during which time he hearda single "explosion" that he thought came from upstairs.
Joseph said that this explosion "shook the building." Joseph said that he and Jason then ran eastward down the Business
hallway, then southward down the Foreign Language hallway, Joseph said that he and Jason then entered the "far east
classroom," which is markedas FL-3 on the school map. Joseph said thatan adultfemale, who he thinks was a teacher, directed
he and other students into said classroom, Joseph said that uponentering this classroom, he and Jason hid in the northwest
corner so as to not be seen from the door. Joseph said that he didn't remain in the classroomfor very long. Joseph said that
someonementioned barricading the classroom door, but that because the dooropenedoutward into the hallway, this madeno
sense to him. Joseph said that aftera couple of minutes, he, Jason, and anotherstudent named Spencer Wright(9th)exited the
classroom and ran out of the school's south door.

Upon exiting the school,Josephsaid that he and theothers ran southward across theJuniorparking lot to the "seminary house"
located on the northwest comer of Pierce Street and Polk Avenue. Joseph said that he remained at the seminary house for

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approximately forty- five minutes, during which timeSpencerWright telephoned his mother, who responded to the seminary
home and picked up Spencer, student Adam Hinchey (9th) andhimself and drove themto Spencer's home, Joseph saidthat
student Aaron Wright(11th, Spencer's brother) wasalready inside his mother's car whenthey were picked up at the seminary

Joseph said that he never saw any shoorens) or anyone wearing a trench coat while he was insidethe cafeteria or outsideon
the west side of the cafeteria. Joseph said that he does not personally know Eric Harris or Dylan Klebold, nor any of their
associates as presented by themedia. Joseph saidthathis backpack is inside hislocker, where he placed it afterhis third period
class. The interview concluded at about 10:07 a.rn.

The names of those students I teachers provided by Joseph were ron through Rapid Start and Denver Detective Mark
Woodward; leadsheets for students Shakespeare Log, Adam Ahlstrom, Nicholas Lumley and Adam Hinchey were prepared
and submitted by me. All otherstudents wereeitherpreviously interviewed, or scheduled to be interviewed.

See attached cafeteria I school maps.


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PLACE, CRMG D., DOBI6-16-1947

6533 S. Vance Street, Littleton, CO 80123
Home: (303)979-2893
Employer: RI Schools/Columbine SeniorHigh School (FETeacher)
6201 S. Pierce Street, Littleton,CO 80123


OnApril 20, 1999,whileassistingwith interviewsOn the sceneof a multiple homicide at Columbine HighSchool,I interviewed
Craig D. Place, aPE Teacherwho had been evacuated fromthe schoolby SWATpersonnel, Placetold me that he heard shots
being fired in the school, and beganto assist in evacuatingstudents from the school. Place told me that he saw a number of
studentswho had bunched up in a comer and he movedthem out of one of the exterior doors oftbe school. Place said that he
did not think that he saw anyonewith a gun. but said that he sawa number of studentsrunning, and the person or persons with
the gun(sJ could have been in the group of running students.

DispoSITION: Open.

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Date: of transcription 06/10/99

Craig Place, date of birth June 16, 1947, 8451 South

Upham Way, Littleton, Colorado 80120, telephone number (303) 979-
2893, was interviewed at his residence. After being advised of
the identity of the interviewing agent and the nature of the
interview, Plaoe furnished the following information,
Place is a Physical Education Instructor at Columbine
High School. Place has a weight-lifting class that he instructs
during second period. During third and fourth period he teaches
a Team Sports class in the gymnasium. At 11:10 a.m. he is
scheduled for 'A' lunch. On Mondays he has hall duty in the
cafeteria during first period, which runs from 7,30 a.m. to 8:15
On April 20, 1999, Place went to his car in the
teacher's lot to get a bagel at approximately 11:15 a.m. He then
was going to walk outside of the building all the way around to
the cafeteria. He normally never goes to the cafeteria but had
to go pay his social fees in the faculty lounge. As he was
walking from his car toward the cafeteria, he heard what he first
thought were the sounds of firecrackers. This was at
approximately 11,20 to 11:25 a.m. and he was walking just outside
of the gymnasium. As he continued to walk in the direction of
the sounds he began to realize that the sounds were gunshots_ He
stopped and waited by the custodial entrance to the school. He
continued to hear gunshots and moved back toward the entrance
slightly. From his vantage point he was unable to see any
gunmen. He could hear a student crying near the entryway to the
west entrance of the school and the back exit of the library. He
later found out the student was Mark Taylor.
Within a couple of minutes maximum, a police car
arrived and parked on the side of the hill. Approximately ten
minutes later students came out and ran behind the police car.
Place believes these students came out the back door exit of the
library. Place wanted to try to help the students and must have
made some type of movement or gesture towards them. A police
officer told them to "Get the fuck out of here.' With him at
that time at the custodial entrance door was Joe Marshall and
Katherine Baumgardner.

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Continuation of fD~302 of Craig Place 2

Place explained that he is Vietnam veteran and is

familiar with the sounds of gunshots, He further explained that
he is slightly hard of hearing and did not remember hearing any
Place, Marshall and Baumgardner moved to the north side
of the gymnasium, They met up with Principal Frank DeAngelis,
The four of them then went to the gymnasium and assisted fifteen
girls in a class exit the school. The students and the teaoher,
Chris McCaulley, were hiding in a storage room located off of the
gymnasium. They headed north out of the school and headed for
Clement Park. They told the students to keep moving and not to
stop. Place then went to an area known as "the pit" to get those
students to continue moving back within the park. He helped
students jump the fence into Clement Park and then continued
pUshing them back toward the corner of the park at Bowles and
Place was familiar with Eric Harris from one of his
classes and alsO when he served as Dean of Students. Harris was
in Place's first-semester Team Sports class. Harris was a fair
athlete and did well in all the activities in the class. Place
did have a problem with him "picking" on freshmen, as a lot of
the seniors did. For a two-year period, from approximately 1996
to 1997, Place served as Dean of Students. During that time he
did have one opportunity to deal with Harris, Place could not
recall the specifics of a snowball incident involving Harris and
Brooks Brown~ The incidence was reSOlved through 'conflict
resolution", and Place does not recall the specifics of any
During his time as Dean of Students he did have a group
of students with whom he had several problems. This group
included Chris Morris, Eric Dutro, Julie Grenke, Brian Sargent,
Joe Stair, Robert Perry, Jamie Schuster, and Cory Friesen. The
problem with this group of students was not with other students
but was within their own group. On one occasion Morris pulled a
knife on Dutro after a school theater event. This incident went
before a "manifestation hearin~', and no aotion was taken because
Morris may have been classified as Special Education. Place
remembered one problem with Stair greeting his male friends in
the cafeteria with a kiss on the lips. This bothered other

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students. School officials had to ask Stair and the others to

cease the action.
At the time Place was Dean of Students he did not see
Eric Harris or Dylan Klebold as being part of this group. He
does not remember Brooks Erown being a member or this group
either. lle didn't know of the name "Trenchcoat Mafia" until it
came out as a result of the incident at the high school. He does
remember Morris dressing in a black trenchcoat and wearing a
green beret. Place has seen Morris since the incident and says
he has changed his appearance. Place kne~ who Klebold ·was" but
did not have Klebold in any class. He does not remember hearing
of any problems with Klebold.
Attachment A is a diagram of Columbine High School. On
the diagram Place indicated his path of movement outside of the
school. He further indicated the location of the storage room
within the gymnasium.

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Mindy Pollock, 6298 W. Elmhurst Avenue, Littleton,

Colorado, 80~28, home telephone number (3031 972-8067, date of
birth August 26, ~983, was contacted concerning the shooting that
took place at Columbine High School (Columbine) on April 20,
1999. After being advised of the identity of the Agent and the
purpose of the interview, Pollock provided the following
Pollock was a sophomore at Columbine and was ditching
her fifth period class at approximately ~1:00 a.m. on April 20,
1999. Pollack was in the commons area of the school with her
friend, Evan Vitale, looking for a ride to Vitale's car. Pollack
found Trent Carnes to give them a ride to Vitale's car.
Pollock, Vitale and Carnes left the school through the
south double doors leading to the senior parking lot. Pollock
was about to get into Carnes's vehicle when she heard a noise
that sounded like firecrackers. Pollack saw a man running up and
down the stairs on the south side of the sohool. Pollock also
saw a man standing at the tOP of the stairs shooting people.
Pollock stated that she believed she was watching a skit and did
not thir~ what she was witnessing was real.
Pcllock turned around as the vehicle left the parking
lot and She saw people running. Pollack advised that she became
suspicious when they passed a police car and it turned its lights
on. When a second police car passed with its lights on, Pollock
realized that the scene at Columbine may have been real.
Pollack described the individual that ran up and down
the south stairs two or three times as follows: man wearing
black pants, black shirt, black hat backwards, black trench coat
and carrying a silver handgun. Pollock advised that she did riot
see the man on the stairs fire his hand~~.
PollOCk described the individual at the top of the
stairs shooting people that were outside eating lunch, as
follows, man wearing black pants, white shirt, black suspenders,
hat and carrying a huge black gun.

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student, DOB 8126183, 5' _Ofl, 1051bs, black hair, brown eyes, 6987
W. Elmhurst Ave. Littleton, Colorado, 80123, (303) 972-8067.


Colorado Bureau of Investigation, 690 Kipling Street, Denver,
Colorado, 80215, (303) 239-421 L

INTERVIEW; May 4, 1999,at approximately 09:45 am,

INTERVIEW: 6987 W. ElmhurstAve., Littleton, Colorado, 80123.

SYNOPSIS: An interview was conductedwith Mindy POLLOCK, DaB
8/26/1:\3. of 6987 W. ElmhurstAve., Littleton, Coloradoon May 4,
1999, POLLOCK'S parents werepresent during the interviewand
scenere-creation at the school.

POLLOCKstated she was outside the school when the shooting

started. Pollock statedshe was walkingacross the parking lot with
Trent CARNES, JohnCOOK,MichaelJOHASEN, and T.J.
LEAVITT. POLLOCKstated she heard the shooting,turned
around, and saw to people with guns on the west bill area of the
school. She stated she and the friends she was with watched the
shooters fur approximately 2 minutes. She stated they thought the
shooting was a senior prank. POLLOCK stated she saw one
gunman near the bottomof the concretestairs near the west access
door tu the cafeteria. In this report this gunmanwill be referred to
as #1. She stated the second gunmanwas standing near the top of
the concretesteps. In this report this gunman will be referred to as
#2. POLLOCK stated she recognized the lower, #1 gunman as_
_ _ She staled on a scale of 1-!.QJ.!,Lbeing uncertainand ~
~.sitive she was (8-9) it was.., She stated she knows
_from last year and does not rememberseeing him since.

The following is a physical description of the man she saw with a
gun, (#1):
- He had on a black trench coat that extended to
between his knees and his ankles made of a cloth

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type material The coat was open and had no

-Hehad on a black baseball hat in the backward


-His face was long and his nose waspointed.

-He looked like a giant rat.

-He had a light complexion and a mustache.

-He had a blackshirt. She noticed no writing 00 the


-Hehad a silvercolored handgun in his left hand.

Shestatedthe gun was sort of flat on top.

-She noticed nothing around his neck.

-He hadblackpants, (notjeans), and she noticedno

pockets because the pants were covered with the
coat The leg of the pantswereover the top of the


The following is a physical description of the man she saw with a

gun, (112):

-Looser fittingblack pants and black boots,

-Vt'bite dress-type shirt with frontbuttons.

-Red hat on backwards.

•Holding a longblack gun.

On May 4,1999, at approximately 10:00a.m., Agent Brown and
the Reporting Agent took Mindy POLLOCK and herparents to the
exteriorsouthwest comer of Columbine HighSchool. POLLOCK
stated she was standing alongthe south side of the parking lot
whenshe heard shooting and saw two gunmen. The Reporting

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Agent paced the distance from POlLOCKS location to thearea
whereshe saw the #1 gunman. near the bottom of the concrete
steps, and it was approximately 100 yards. POllOCK stated she
and her previously listedfriends watched the lowershooter run up
anddown the stairs a few times and they just thought it wasa
game. Shestated they got in their car and left. She stated they did
notrealize theshooting was real until they werea couple of blocks
from the school and saw several police cars with theirlights on
headed for theschool, POlLOCKstated they turned around and
responded backto theschool but the police had the area blocked.
Shestated she didnot seeanyother people running from the

Colorado Bureau of Investigation

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CASE # 99-7625
CONTROL # 5064

Melinda (Mindy) Pollock, DOB/S-26-S3
6987 W. Elmhurst Avenue
Littleton, Co. 80123

On 10-8-99 Columbine High School Student Mindy Pollock was re-interviewedat the
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office South Sub-Station. Her mother, Linda Pollock, was
present during the interview.

The purpose for the re-interview was to clarify Pollock's observations during the April
20lb shootings at Columbine High School, specificallyto statements made by Pollock
during an interview on 5-4-99 with task force investigators. In that interview, Pollock
stated that she was walking across the high school parking lot when the shooting started.
Pollock reported seeing two gunmen. Pollock stated that she saw one gunman near the
bottom ofthe concrete stairs by the west door to the cafeteria. The second gunman was

standing near the top of the same concrete stairs. Pollock told investigators that she
recognized the gunman near the bottom of the stairs a s ' "

I asked Pollock to describe the gunman she thought to Pollock stated that he
was "really tall and skinny" wearing a long, black trench , ack pants and a baseball
cap on backwards. He had a black gun in his hand "like a little handgun." Pollock stated
that when the shooting started she was walking across the senior parking lot. She was
near a light pole in the middle of the lot when she first heard gunshots.

I asked Pollock if she still believed that the gunman she saw near the bottom of the
conctet.e ~~. Pollock told me that she still believed that the gunman she

Pollock told me that she had seen_everaltimes at Columbine High School

during her freshman year (Pollee 1 , rrentlyajunior). Pollock has not see~
since her freshman year. Pollock stated that she has never seen Dylan Klebo~
with the exception of media photos after the shootings. Pollock stated that a couple of
days after the shootings, after learning through the media that Dylan Klebold was
involved, she looked at his school photo in her school yearbook. Pollock noted that in the
photo Klebold had short hair; the gunman she saw had long hair. Based on Klebold's
yearbookphoto, Pollock concluded that-,was the shooter she saw.

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1then showed Pollocka series of three photographs (#51, 52,53) taken from the video
camerain the cafeteria. After looking at the photographs, Pollock immediately pointed to
a photo afDylan Klebold, and identified him as the shooter she saw at the bottom of the
stairs. Pollock also immediately recognized the gun in Klebold's hand as being the same
one she saw the shooterwith. While looking at the photographs, I also explainedto
Pollockthat the gunmanshe saw at the top of the stairs was, in fact, Eric Harris. Pollock
did not dispute that.

The interviewwas concludedwith Pollockunderstanding that the person she identifiedas

~as, in fact. Dylan Klebold. Therewere no additional concerns in reference to
a third gunman.



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