American Terrorist: April 20, 1999

A new film by Joseph D. Bonczyk. 

This endeavor addresses the continuing disaster that is the modern school shooter/bomber era, which commenced on April 20, 1999 in Littleton, Colorado. After planning for more than a year, two teenagers drove from their comfortable suburban homes toting more than 90 homemade bombs and a cache of firearms to school intending to blow Columbine High off the face of the planet, killing hundreds of their classmates and teachers in the process.

At 11:19 a.m on April 20, 1999. when the two large bombs they had planted in the Columbine HIgh School cafeteria failed to detonate, the 17 and 18 year old killers moved into active shooter mode, murdering 13 people in cold blood. They also wounded more than 20 others, and then committed suicide in the school library where most of the carnage had occurred.

Columbine has been the blueprint for countless other mass shootings that have occurred through the years as perpetrated by American teenagers and early 20-somethings, each one more shocking than the last. Copycats known as "Columbinites" have popped up in other parts of the world as well, including in Crimea the Ukrane when on October 17, 2018 an 18-year-old student shot 20 people to death and wounded 70 more before committing suicide, just like his heroes, in the school library.

"American Terrorist: April 20, 1999" is a Joseph D. Bonczyk/Kathy DiTondo effort.

The film is currently in production scheduled for release on Columbine's 22nd anniversary:  April 20, 2021.  

 

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