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LITTLETON, COLORADO 80120·1200

JOE DEMPSEY

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JEFF BRITEGAM ARCHIE SINGLETON STEVE THONE RiCH EUCHLER

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CHARLES "JOE" TENNAN"T EDHERTZING

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(303) 271-0211

MARK GUTKE (Reserve)

FEDERAL BL'REAU OF INVESTIGATION FEDElL~ BUILDING

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GEORGEGOMEZ, Sergeant

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OneGateway Plaza LosAageles, CA 90012 (323) 313-1620

MICHAEL DECOUDRES, Lieutenant 340 I San Fernando Road Los Angeles. CA 90065

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On 04-10·99, at about 1120 hours, while reltlrning from a meeting in Aurora, I monitored a radio call from officers at Columbine High School,620I South Pierce Street, saying that theywere exchanginggun tire with suspects inside the school and that explosives had been used. I immediately wenten routeto Columbine High School,andarrived on scene at Columbine High School at approximately I j40 hours. I checked with Lt. DaveWalcher and Sgt. Phi! By, who were acting as Incident

Commanders

and set up a staging area for the incoming bomb squads in the east parking lot of Clement Park. Members of

bomb squads from the City of Denver, Arapahoe County and Jefferson County arrivedat that time or shortly thereafter. A

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decision was made to hold the BoulderCounty Bomb Squad and the Douglas CountyBomb Squad in reserve for use at a later time or to be utilized on other calls within the metropolitan area.

At approximately 1215 hours. a request was made for bomb technician to respond tothe 8000 block of South Wadsworth. This assignment was given to members of the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad. Sgt. Scott Linne, Deputy Jeff

Britegarn and.DeputyWayneBelohlavy respondedtothat address. Onceon

scene. theymet with firelighters of theWest Metro

Fire ProtectionDistrict. and determined that a bombhad exploded. Some evidence was collected by Sgt. Linne. Sgt. Linne returned to Clement Park with remnants and clock parts from the bomb that had exploded. The Crime scene was left with Belohlavy and Al Blank. Evidence custodians from Jefferson County Sheriffs Office later responded to photograph and process the crime scene. (See reports by Bill Maron. West Metro Fire ProtectionDistrict.)

At some time between 1225 and 1235 hours, Dave Hayley and Ed Henzing were asked to check three backpacks in the area .the Command Post for any improvised explosive devices (I.E.D) During the same period of time. Rich Euchler and Scott

Linne were asked to respond to

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which Is the residence of suspect Eric Harris) to assist in the

processing of a search warrant on that house. Because an explosive atmosphere was found in the garage of that house. [

responded to assist Sgt. Eucaler, checking the housefor I.E.D.s. aswell as to clear the flammable atmosphere priorto the search warrant being served. During the time I was in the house. Iobservedseveralitemsof interest. There weretwo black two gallon AMF "Lane Conditioner"jugs in the garage. These jugs were consistent with the type that were foundearlier in the 8000 Block of South Wadsworth and associated with the explosion and fire, I also observed a video camera on the family floor. This camera was left in place and mentioaed to Investigators forthe search warrant, While I was in Eric Harris' room, I found two

C02 deviceson the desk. These devicesconsisted of

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cases with

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the house. After checking the rest of the house. the garage door was opened to vent the house. Sgt. Euchler and I continued

to monitor the air for any indication of an explosive atmosphere.

After determining that the explosive atmosphere was no

longer in the house and would pose no threat to investigators, the house was left as a crime scene. The house was left being

protectedby policeofficers from the heing staged on the west side of the

EdgewaterPoiice Departmeat. I then returned to the school,wherethe bomb squads were school betweenthe west entrance and the ballfields.

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BombTechnicians Dave Hayley, Mike Guerra, Joe Dempsey, and Bill Chew made an initial bomb sweep of the schoo. After the initial sweep, it was determined approximately how many devices were seen, their location and what measurable steps

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have to be taken in order to render these devices safe,

Bomb Technicians Alex Wood and Archie S ingieton then entered the southwest doors of the school and began to rendersafe

both pipe bombs and C02 cartridge bomb's by usingproper technique and wearing the proper personal protected equipment,

Upon initial entry into the school. a one-pound Coleman fuel tank bomb and eight C02 cartridge bombs

were found. collected

and placed into the "ftag bag"

(See reports by Technicians Wood and Slngleton.)

Bomb Technicians Rick Young and Rich Euchler then entered the library to determine types and quantities of devices, and

to provide an overview of the situation in the library.

This was done by using a digital camera to photograph parts of the

'Iway. interior of the school and the library, This digital disk information was turned over to James Jennings and Chris Andrist oftbe Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Evidence Ccllection Team, to be processed and filed into evidence. (See reports by Young and Euchler)

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from Youngand Euchler, Technician Mike Guerra and Technician Scott Linneentered

into the library to check for improvised explosive devices on the suspects' bodies in the hall and in the science wing of the

schol, Technician Guerra and Technician Linne collected one pipe bomb and seven C02s out of the B.D,U. {battle dress

uniform) pants worn by suspect Klebold,

Five C02 cartridge bombs were found in the left pants pocket of suspect

Harris'BDUs. Additionally, flveeOls were foundonthe floornear Klebold's body, TwO more C02s were found in the library, one on a table, one on a chair. The pipe bomband theC02 cartridge bombs were added to the "frag bag" and placed into the

Denver Police Department bomb trailer, A second bomb sweep of the upper portion of the school and of the library was then done by Technicians Glenn Grove, Bill Chew,Joe Tennant, Greg Sexton, Jeff Britegam, and Dan Davis, The sweep was done to determine if there were any additional live LE.D.s (with the exception of any more that would be found on the bodies of Klebold and Harris, which had not been moved at this time). Any additionaII.E.D,sthat were collected were placed into the bomb trailer to be transported at a later time to the range to be rendered sale. There was a Molotovcocktail type incendiary

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device that had broken, butnot exploded on the floorareaof Science Room # I. This was removedand placed in the Arapahoe County Bomb Squad's trailer. A sweep was done in the lowerportions of the school, primarily in the cafeteria, where an unexploded pipe bomb was found in a black nylonbag sitting on a table in the cafeteria.

A second sweep of the parking lot was done to check for any type ofLE.D.s that would have been in or around the cars. A. clock device was found in a black BMW. later identified as the vehiclebelonging to Dylan Klebold, A second timed device was also found in the car belonging to Eric Harris. Due to the higherrisk associated with the time devices found in the vehicles. the bomb squad changed its primary focus and movedto workon those devices that were found in the cars. This was done at approximately 1900hours. After an evacuationofthe housesalongthe south parking lot was completed,render safe procedures were used to remove the pipe bombs from the BMW and from the Honda. These pipe bombs were also placed into the Denver Bomb Squad's trailer for removal to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Explosive Range.

Prior to recovery of the explosives and incendiarydevices from the vehicles. I responded back to Eric Harris' bouseat 8276 South Reed Street. at the request of the investigators on tbe search warrant. Investigators had found a tool box containing

possible bomb building materials and they expressedsome concern as to whether or not it may have been a booby trap. This

boxwas checked by me. In that box. I

founda clock face. wires.batteries and other bomb making devices that had notyet been

connected to any explosive materials. These items were collected and booked into evidence. I then returned to the school.

Items taken out of the cars were as follows: From the black BMW: a black nylon bag containing seven pipe bombs, one Molotov cocktail, and four propane and C02 type devices. Therewere two incendiary or Molotov cocktails found in the from

seat. In the trunJc and in the passenger compartment of the car were two

rwenty-pounc propane tanks, two five-gallon gas cans

full of a liquid, two two and a half gallon gas cans fullof a liquid, and two one-gallon gas cans full of a liquid.

In the vehiclebelongingto Eric Harris.the following items we", recovered: Two twenty-pound "Blue Rhino" propane tanks. two red plastic five-galien gas cans full of an unknown liquid,twoblack "A.-"IF lane conditionerplastic jugs with liquid, three two and a half gallon red plastic gas cans with an unknown liquid, three two-gallon gas cans with an unknown liquid, one one -gallon degreaser jug with an unknown liquid, a pint size "Clorox" bottle with an unknown liquid, and three homemadeor simulated weapons. In the glove box of Harris' car, there was a C02 powered BB gun pistol. (See Officers' reports for

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During the render safe operations. there was an unintentional explosion of a pipe bomb. This explosion was containedwithin the bomb trailer and initiated some other small devices. (See Sergeant Dempsey's report.)

Due to the late hour, all explosive devices that bad been recovered from the school were placed into the Denver Police Department Bomb Squad's trailer to be stored overnight inside the security of the perimeter at the school. This was done to maintain chain of custody, as well as provide safety for the public and tor the officers at the time. These devices were to be transported to the Jefferson Count Sheriffs Office Explosives Range the following morning for render safe procedures to take place.

After the devices were removed from the school. the school was released back to the Incident Command Post for a second WAT sweep of the school. This was done by SWAT members and bomb technicians. No additional I.E.D.s were found at this time.

On Wednesday, 04-21-99, Bomb Squad members rerurned to Columbine High School at approximately 0930 hours. After a short briefing, it was determined that the Bomb Squad would be broken into three groups. One group to continue the search of the school,one group to perform render safe procedures at the range. and one group to respond to calls and to assist with search warrantsat Harris and Klebold home. Prior to breaking up into the three groups, an additional search was done of the school perimeter as well as the roof of the school. checking for any kind of booby traps or I.E.D.s that may have been missed on the day prior. On the roof of the school, there Was evidence of a pipe bomb that had exploded as well as evidence from a Molotov cocktail that had exploded. This evidence was collected by Bomb Technician Guerra.

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Bomb Technicians Mark Gutke, Dale Foley, Mike Guerra. Dan Davis, Rich Euchler, Wayne Belohlavy, Steve Thone, Brian Hart, and Joe Hanlin remained at the school and beganchecking backpacks in the cafeteria and library for any kind of explosive devices. (See their supplemental reports for additional informaticn.) Bomb Technicians Joe Dempsey, Scott Linne, Archie

Singleton and Greg Sexton responded to

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responded to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Explosives Range and performed render safe and evidence collection procedures on the C02 bombs and pipe bombs.

At approximately 1330 hours. the group that had gone to the-'ddress, responded to the Jefferson County Sheriff', Office Explosives Range in order to render safe on two additional pipe bombs and some additional C02 cartridge bombs. This render safe procedure lasted until approximately 1800 hours.

On 04-22-99, Bomb Technicians Glenn Grove. Mike Guerra. Rich Euchler, Joe Dempsey, Scott Linne. Dan Davis. Jeff Britegam, Greg Sexton and Mark Gutke respondedto Columbine High School to continue to check backpacks and lockers for any kind ofl,E,D.s,

At approximately 0945 hours, an additional device was found in a blue nylon duffle bag in the cafeteria. This device matched

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clock timing device.a pipe bomb. some miscellaneous fireworks and Estes

model rocket engines. All of these items were covered with miscellaneous clothing, such as T-shirts, underwear, socks. etc. After dearing evidence custodians from the cafeteria. this device was rendered safe using approved techniques and equipment

by mepriorto any additional evidence collection. Digital photographs were taken and this Information was also submitted to evidence,

After this device was found. all backpacks in the cafeteria. library, stage area and all technicians. Backpacks were cleared and marked using one inch vinyl colored tape

classroom. were hand checkedby bomb and left in place for evidence collection.

Additional backpacks,student lockers, storage rooms, storage lockers. desks. classrooms and officeportions of the schoolwere

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23-99. It was also on Friday, 04-23-99, chat I met with officers from outside agencies to give them a briefing and information on the Columbine bomb squad operations to date.

On Saturday. 04-24-99, I met with agents Man Traver

and Ken Coffey of the Bureau of Alcohol. Tobacco and Firearms at the

Jefferson County Sheriff s Office explosive magazine to inventory bomb related evidence, When this inventory was done the explosive magazine was sealed and initialed as sealed by me. The seals were checked by me prior to entrance of the magazine

each and every time that it was opened. The magazine was then resealed. The explosive magazine was sealed as follows: 04· 23-99. \745 hours, 04-24-99. 1400 hours. 04-28·99. 1450 hours, 04-29-99, 1328 hours. 05-0 \·99. 1230 hours, 05-03-99. 1700 hours, and 05.05-99. 1340 hours. The only access to the magazine was by me with the agents from the Bureau of Alcohol. Tobacco and Firearms. This was for chain ofcustody and as evidence preservation. During these times there was 110 indication that seals had been broken or that evidence had been tampered with.

'In Monday. 04-26-99, the Bomb Squads finished searching classrooms in the school and continued to search lockets. This locker search continued through Tuesday. 04-27·99. at which time they were declared to be clear as every locker and every backpack located in the school bad been checked by bomb technicians,

ADDITIONAL !NFQB,\1ATIQN: During the time that the LE.D s were rendered safe at the Explosives Range. representatives of the Pleasanrview Fire Department, Golden Fire Department, and American Medical Response Ambulance crews stood by to respond in the event of an accident, fire, or injury. Their services were not needed (See attached trip sheet for additional iaformatlon.).

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On 04-2Q.99, at approximately 1125 hours, a Metro-wide all call was placed by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in response to a call of shots fire, officer involved. at a high school where bombs or hand grenades had exploded, By approximately 1155 hours. bomb technicians from the Jefferson County, Arapahoe County, Denver City and County, A,T F and F,BJ. bomb squads responded to Columbine High School and staged in the east parking of Clement Park. At about 1215 hours. a report had been made of a fire in the 8000 block of South Wadsworth Blvd, It was determined 'ha' this fire had been caused by a detonation and that two suspicious backpacks had been seen prior to the detonation that caused the tire, Bomb technicians from Arapahoe County responded to this area, positively determined that the backpacks were involved With 'he detonation, and were the cause of this fire. It was determined that these were diversionary devices associated with the incident t Columbine High School,

From approximately 1200hours to approximately 1500 hours. the bomb squaw stood by at the request of the incident command

while a sweep was done of the school by multiple agency SWAT teams. During this time. bomb technicians did some peripheral checking of backpacks and vehicles in the parking lots adjacent to the school perimeter. Bomb technicians

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•••• at the time of an execution of a search warrant. regarding

a possible explosive atmosphere that was in that house,

At approximately 1630 hours, the bomb squad was authorized to move from the staging area in Clement Park to the west side

of Columbine High School to begin doing bomb search and render safe procedures.

Beginning with an initial sweep of the

school, it was determined that the highest priority would be given to the library, second priority given to the cafeteria and additional areas checked as time allowed This was done until two devices were found in suspects' vehicles that still had clocks or other timing devices attached to them. As a result of these timing devices, priority was changed. listing the vehicles with the known timing devices as priority # I, Bomb technicians in bomb suits, or using a remotely controlled robot owned by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, removed improvised explosive devices or IEDs from two vehicles in the parking lot at the

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school. These vehicles belong to the now deceased suspects. In addition to the timed LE.D.s, the vehicles each contained two twenty-pound cylinders, multiple five, two and a half, two, and one gallon gas containers tilled with a gasoline and unknown

substance. There were other pipe bombs, C02 bombs

or Molotov cocktail type incendiary devices. In Harris' car. there was

a BB gun type pistol and several other simulated weapons that had been used in making of a video production for a school project. Two other additional vehicles were entered, as they were associated with the suspects, with friends of the suspects

or contained what may have been some type of suspicious package. This entry was done remotely and forcibly. No other

LE.D.s were found in any other Cats. After the vehicles had been deemed safe, they were released to evidence collection units of the Sheriffs Office. The priority then became the library once again. The bomb squad then entered the library. collected

I.E.D.s from

the floor. a chair. a table, corridors and off of the bodies of the suspects where it could be done without moving

them. After the library had been deemed to be clear ofl.E.D.s. (with the exception of the suspects bodies).

The next priority became the cafeteria. In the cafeteria, several pipe bombs were found as well as two large incendiary devices .mtained in nylon bags; one that had partially function, one that hed failed to function. These devices each contained one

twenty-pound propane cylinder, one one-gallO~ one one-gallo~a clock tuning device, a

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bomb. miscellaneous fireworks, model rocket engines and clothing used as coverings and stuffmg. LE.D.s were found at each

of the suspects' house, At (Eric Harris's house) two C02 cartridge type bombs that were attached to

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been taped closed. In Dylan Klebold's house at , two

large pipe bombs as well as other pipe bomb making materials were found at that house. There were also several containers of fireworks. The LE.D.s that had been taken from the school, the parking lot. or in the suspects' homes, were collected and transported to the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office Explosives Range for inventory and render safe, or detonation. The gasoline containers with the unknown fluid were also transported to the Sheriffs Office Explosives Range. Liquid samples were taken by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and FIrearms fer testing. This evidence was inventoried, collected and packaged for release to the B ,A T.E

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In all, it was determined that there were approximately 89 I.E-D.s manufactured by the two suspects. These devices were as follows: 21 pipe bombs recovered and rendered safe. 14 pipe bombs functioned as designed in Or around the school. 37 C02 cartridge bombs collected and rendered safe. 8 C02 cartridge bombs functioned as designed in or around the school, 7

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incendiary devices collected and renderer safe. 2 incendiary devices functioned as designed. Specific locations were as follows: 2 C02 cartridges. "'4 C02 cartridges. two pipe bombs. School library, 15 C02 cartridges. one pipe bomb. OI1e incendiary. Outside of the school, one C02 cartridge, two pipe bombs. From Dylan Kleboid's BMW. 4 C02 cartridges, 8 pipe bombs. 3 incendiary devices. From Eric Harris' Honda. one pipe bomb. From the body of suspect Harris. on a second sweep, 4 C02 cartridges. On the body of suspect Klebold on a second sweep. 5 C02 cartridges On the roof of the school, one pipe bomb, one incendiary device. In the cafeteria. 3 pipe bombs. one C02 cartridge and six gallons of flammable liquid. From 8000 South Wadsworth. the diversionary devices. 2 pipe bombs and flammable liquid.

Personnel involved from the bomb squad standpoint were approximately 33 people from six agencies including Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Arapahoe County Shenffs Office. Douglas County Sheriff s Office. The City and County of Denver Police Department, Boulder County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad. Denver International Airport K·9 handlers. Bureau of Alcohol. Tobacco and Firearms and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. There were 18 certified bomb technicians. the emainder being bomb-dog handlers, explosive recognition experts Or evidence collection personnel from F.B.Land BA T.r

Prior to determining that the school was clear. every room, every floor. every level of the school was checked by bomb technicians. An excess of 1800 student school lockers and 700 backpacks were checked for I.E.O.s or evidence of any type of explosive device. This process took approximately seven days from the time the incident began until the school was deemed to be completely clear. thus allowing unrestricted access into the school by law enforcement personnel. There were approximately 357 pieces of explosive evidence identified and collected. The bulk of this evidence was packaged and released to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms for additional testing and reconstruction as required. During the collection handling of this evidence, there was one accidental discharge of an I.E.D. thet took place within the confines of an explosive handling trailer. There were no inj uries and no fatalities as a result of any evidence collection or processing of the crime scene by the bomb squads.

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On 04·20·99, at 1130hours, I was dispatched to Columbine HighSchool on a report of shots fired and explosions heard.

At 1140 hours, I arrived on scene, checked in with the command post and went to the staging area.

At 1215 hours, I received information from the command post that a surveying team

near the intersection of Wadsworth and Coal

Mine Avenue had encountered a backpack, moved the backpack so it was out of their way. A short time later the backpack

explodedand starteda small grass Sheriffs OfficeBomb Technicians

fire. West Metro Fire Rescue was dispatched to

extinguish the fire. I sent Arapahoe Counry

Scott Linne and Jeff Brittigam to the location to investigate. Uponarrival at rhescene,theteam

reported back to me that they locatedtwopropane cans, approximately 16.4 ounces each, miscellaneous black cat fireworks. a can of Right Guard and an unknownaerosol can. They confirmed that the surveying team movedthe backpack and then a short time , . 'or it exploded. They also reponed that they recovered a pipebomb, approximately 1y, inches in diameter by six inches long some flammable liquids and some sort of delay switch, which they believed to be remnants of a clock.

At 1430 hours. we received information that they were goingto execute a search warrant

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two bomb technicians. warrant.

I sent Rich Euchler and anomer member of the Arapahoe County Bomb Squad to support the search

At 1500hours, 1 was present during an interview of witness Christopher Morris. Christopher Morris relayed information about

the typeof devicesthe suspects had been working on. Morris said that the devices he had

seen were C02 cartridges with powder

from fireworks inside and hobby fuses. He had also seen a pipe bomb about two inches in diameter and about six inches long

metal with shrapnel! tapedto the outside. Morris continued to say that the suspects had been known to make explosives and use

trip wires. 1 asked Morris to

describe the type of trip wire they used. Morris stated they used a

string attached to match heads

He also stated that he remembered them mentioning they were experimenting with some sort of Napalm. They were COllecting Styrofoam, gas, wax, and modeling putty and mixing all the ingredients together. Morris states that he believes this information came from the Anarchist Cookbook.

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At 1700 hours, the combined bomb squads of DenverPD., Jefferson, andArapahoe Countiesmoved to the west sideof the building wherewe set up our equipment

At 1700hours,we began our initial survey of Columbine High School, starting with the west entrance. Near the west entrance

we noticed a one pound propaneboule with a C02 cartridge taped to the outside of it. Once we entered the first set of doors, we encountered a black plastic card file box, which contained We moveddown to the main hallway to the library entrance. We entered the library and began searching for explosives. On a library desk toward the front of the library, we encountered one C02 cartridge near the two suspects' bodies. W. also identified an area where a Molotov cocktail was detonated and located another C02 cartridge on a chair in the same area. At this time, we could see.

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xposed in suspectKlebold'sleftpants cargo pocket, Atrbis time, we

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cartridges, one at

a time. We removedseven C02 cartridges and onesmallpipebomb. Next, we moved to suspect Harris's body

f'~ the floor near his feet, were five unexploded C02 cartridges. Suspect Harris's right cargo pocket was buttoned. At this time

1 cut alongthe top edgeof the pocket. Once Idid that, I could see in his pocket, and removed four more C02 cartridges from his

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right cargo pocket The exited the library.

and an the devices were placed into a blast bag. We then

At approximately 19QO hours, my next assignment was a late model Honda A device with a clock timerpipe bombanda propane

tank was identified inside the vehicle. A shot was made on the device. attempting to disrupt it failed. At this time. myself and

Arapahoe County Bomb Technicianplaced on protective clothing and moved to the target, I could see a clock timer and a two-inch

pipe bomb laying nextto a propane tank. We attempted ro disruptthe device. Our initial attempt failed. At this time,we went back down on target with a gripping device and rigging equipment. I attached thegripping deviceto the pipe bomb. We used the

rigging equipment to removethe pipe bomb from the back seat. At this time, we went back to the Honda and began removing

the items from the Honda.

From the back seat of the Honda, we removed two gas cans, a pipe bomb and a propane tank

approximately 20 to 25 pounds. Next we rigged the Hondafor remote openingof the trunk. We opened the trunk of the Honda and from the trunk area of the Honda we removed two large black containers that were labeled "lane conditioner"and we believed

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gasoline, two five-gallon gas cans, two two-gallon gas cans and two-one gallon gas cans. Next we removed a

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On 04·21-99, I reported to the Command Post at Columbine High School,and then signed into the building.

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entered the cafeteriawith Investigator Grove and a team of Crime Scene Technicians, and began

an overall search of the cafeteria. At one point during the search one of the members of the Crime Scene Team pointed out a black backpack with some white lettering on it. I opened the backpack and discovered a one gallon can of Coleman fuel Approximately two feet away from that backpack was a large blue duffle bag. I approached the duffle bag and placed my hand on the duffle bag. I noticed the bag was solid and bad the shape of a propane cylinder. At this time, we advised the Crime SceneTeam to move back. Using my pocket knife,I cut the bag from top to bottom aboutfive inches fromthe end of the bag and in doing so, [ exposed a pipe with a fuse and a dock timer. At this time, we had the Crime Scene Team evacuate the building and notify the other investigators in the building. Investigator Grove then brought in Bomb Squad equipment and rendered the device safe. For the remainder of the afternoon, I spentclearing individual backpacks out of the cafeteria.

At 2300 hours, I was contacted by the Command POSt andwas advised to proceedto the Library and meetwith a representative fromthe Coroner's Office. Upon arrivalat the Library. [was informed by the Coroner's Office tharthey would like me to stand by while they removed the two suspect bodies. We began removing personal articles fromsuspecr Klebold,and at this time. the Coronerbegan to roll suspect Klebold exposing right pants cargo pocket, which had not been searched due to theposition

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I then took the case out and secured it in a Bomb Squad vehicle.

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Agent Craig Chillcott,ATF Canine: Cascade

Agent Debra Dashler, ATF Canine: Jenny

INVESTIGATION:

On 4-22-99 at LOOO hours, with the assistanceofATFAgent Chillcott and ATF Agent Deshler, and Canines Cascade andJenny

we began a systematic search of Columbine High School. We were directed to start with key lockers.

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#837, which belonged to suspect Klebold,locker #624, which belongedto suspect Harris, and locker #45. which belonged to Additionally, we receiveda list of lockersrhat required special attention, and we began searching. We searched

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Atthis time, I returned to the CommandPost and then entered Columbine High School and respondedto the lunch room area At this time, we searched and removed every backpack from the lunchroom area. This activitycontinued until 1900 hours.

On 4.26. 27. 28 and 29, 1999, we continued searching Columbine HighSchool until every locker and everybackpackhadbeen individually searchedand flagged by amemberof the bomb squad. Weconcludedour search on 4.29-99 at approximately 1300 hours.

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June 22, 1999

Chief Bill Pessemier Littleton Fire Department 2255 West Berry Avenue Littleton, Colorado 80165

Dear Chief Pessernler,

We are requesting that all Littleton Fire Department incident reports relating to the fire/emergency medical services response to the April 20, 1999 attack on Columbine High School be provided to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

To the extent that these documents include medical records from medical providers with your agency, the records would ordinarily be exempted from disclosure as public records because they are specifrcallv protected by CR.S. 24-72-204 (3) (a) (I). Also, because your fire department is authorized to detect and investigate crimes, the records at issue may qualify as

criminal justice agency records which the custodian may deny access to provided in CR.S. 24-72-304 and 305.

at his discretion, as

Furthermore, we emphasize the importance of keeping information confidential during our ongoing criminal investigation into the events at Columbine. The ability to conduct witness interviews, for example, is enhanced when the witnesses' recollections have not been influenced by reports from other sources. Premature public release of reports and resulting speculation based on incomplete information may compromise case details currentfy known only to possible suspects and the case investigators.

Your cooperation is this matter is very much appreciated. If you have any questions or if the Sheriff's Office can otherwise be of assistance to you, please feel free to phone me at 303-271-

5612.

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JOHN P. STONE, SHERIFF

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Littleton Fire Department Administrative Personnel

ChiefBill Pessemier Emergency Services Chief Chuck Burdick Support services ChiefDoug Ireland Fire Marshall Jim Hofstra Training ChiefJayRuoff Deputy Fire Marshall Rick Young Fire Prevention Officer Hank Carter

Communications Personnel

Kasey Feagin

Joy Hail

Lou Rowe

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Battalion ChiefJohn Easton Battalion ChiefJeff Christ

CaptainIParamedic

Barry Wilson

Caprain/Paramedic

Tony Bruggenthies

CaptainIParamedic Brian Simpson

CaptainIParamedic

Gene Nagle

Lieutenant/Paramedic Barb Thomas

FirefighterlParamedic Michael Johnson

Relieved BC Rahne ShiftBC for the District Fire Task Force and Fire staging Officer East Division Officer Assistwith EMS supplies Assist with treatment at Yulcon/Caley Division Command assistant and West Division Officer Assigned to RIg for calls in the District Assigned to R18 with Thomas

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Csptaln Tom Rybolt Engineer Lisa Drummond Firelighter!Paramedic Kyle Naas

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