Columbine shooters | Dylan Klebold | Dylan's writing | Dylan's journals and diaries
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Dylan Klebold's personal journal and diary entries can be found below. I transcribed it for easier reading. All spelling and grammar errors are copied directly from Dylan's original. Eventually, I will post the scans as well. You can see the actual pages in the Columbine Documents
, pages 26385-26427. I did include the most of the pictures that Dylan drew. I noticed while working on them that Dylan used the chaos symbol to represent fate. I'm not sure if this is because he thought of them as being the same in his world, or if he was just using the symbol mistakenly.
Dylan's journal is not as angry and rebellious as that of Eric Harris
. Dylan's journal - spanning from 1997 to 1999 - tended toward depression, romantic prose, and self-loathing. It's clear from what he writes that he sees himself as a dangerous and undesirable individual, alone and unworthy of acceptance. Grim stuff to read, but it does shed a lot of light on what Dylan was thinking and going through in the years preceding the shootings. Warning: Some of the content is very personal and disturbing.
appears in an entry, investigators redacted (blacked out) that portion before the release of the documents to the general public. Other comments in [brackets
] are my notes.