Columbine Shooting Survivor Discusses Life After Tragedy


Exactly 20 years ago, the nation watched in horror as two gunmen killed 12 fellow students and one teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado.

It was a definitive moment for the millennial generation and an incident that would shape how we view school shootings today. 

After two decades, one survivor, Will Beck, just 15 years old at the time, spoke out to talk about his outlook on life after his terrifying experience on that day. 

“I can’t live in fear. I can’t live it in sadness,” Beck said. “I gotta like go out and have joy because these people, they didn’t get to have the fun times in college. They didn’t get to… be married or have kids.”

Beck doesn’t dwell on despair. He’s sharing his story to show how to come back from despair. 

He encourages service to others and putting faith and trust in his network of family and friends.

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