Prom Date in Columbine

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Want some truly creepy reading to throw off your weekend? Check out, via Slate, this love letter written by Columbine school shooter Dylan Klebold to the girl he went to the prom with. Choice excerpts: “Fate put me in need of you, but this world blocked that…I will go away soon, but I just had to write this to you, the one I truly loved…Unfortunately, even if you did like me the slightest bit, you would hate me if you knew who I was…I have nothing to live for…however, if it was true that you loved me as I do you, I would find a way to survive.”

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