Columbine shooters | Eric Harris | Eric's writing | Eric's journals and diaries
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Below you can find scans of Eric Harris' journal and diary entries, as well as some of his other writing. Some I transcribed for easier reading. His personal diary is a direct contrast to the things he wrote to appease the adults he'd upset with his behavior. As early as 1996, Eric kept a journal online. He maintained it until he had a falling out with Brooks Brown, when he posted threatening rants about how he wanted Brooks to die.
Dylan Klebold gave Brooks the website address in secret, and when Brooks saw that Eric had posted the Browns' home address and telephone number, he alerted his parents. After seeing the site for themselves, the Browns contacted the police and Eric's parents as well. Nothing ever came of the police report (which was 'accidentally' lost by Jefferson County for a while following the shootings at Columbine High and later released under the "Guerra report
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You can see full-sized versions of the scanned pages below in the Columbine Report
Documents and transcriptions of the content from Eric's websites.
In addition to his online rants, Eric kept hand-written diaries as well. His penmanship was awful, so I have a typed transcript of the entries for those who don't want to decipher his scrawl. I've triple-checked the transcripts for accuracy. Any errors that appear are deliberate duplications of Eric's spelling errors and writing habits.
Typed transcripts of Eric's journal: 4-10-98 to 4-3-99
Eric's original handwritten pages, taken from the Columbine Report: