It has been just over 16 years since her son, Dylan Klebold, unleashed the worst high school shooting in history. Now, for the first time, Sue Klebold is doing a televised interview to talk about how she mistook signs for ‘psychological deterioration’ as just a moody teenager. Click inside to WATCH.
Sue Klebold is bravely speaking out about what life has been like since her then 17-year-old son, Dylan Klebold, and his friend, Eric Harris, planned and executed a horrific plan to kill as many of their classmates and teachers as possible on April 20, 1999. In her very first televised interview, Sue breaks down in tears while explaining how she feels when she thinks about the families of everyone her son killed on the terrible day.
“I just remember sitting there and reading about them,” Sue shares, barely able to hold back her tears, “… all these kids and the teacher. … and I keep thinking, [have] constantly thought, how I would feel if it were the other way around and one of their children had shot mine. I would feel exactly the way they did. I know I would. I know I would.” You can CLICK HERE to watch the clip from Sue’s tearful and heartbreaking interview.
Sue’s revealing interview is hard to watch, especially as she remembers what it was like just after her son, Dylan, helped kill 13 people at Columbine High School in 1999. Dylan and his partner in the horrific crime, Eric, also shot and injured an additional 23 people before taking their own lives.
Sue’s interview comes just days before she released a book about the tragedy, and all of the different ways she could have prevented it if only she had known better. Sue writes, “I wish I had known then what I know now: that it was possible for everything to seem fine with him when it was not, and that behaviors I mistook as normal for a moody teenager were actually subtle signs of psychological deterioration.”
“I had all those illusions that everything was OK because, and more than anything else, because my love for him was so strong,” Sue explains, heartbroken that, of all things, her love gave her the biggest blind spot of all.
Sue’s full interview with Diane Sawyer will air on Friday, F1b. 12 at 10pm ET on ABC. Her book, A Mother’s Reckoning: Living In The Aftermath Of Tragedy, is available to pre-order now. It will officially be released on Monday, Feb. 15.
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