Date of Award
College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences
Sheila Schroder, Ph.D.
Bullying, Columbine, Psychological effects
On April 20, 1999 Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School and killed 12 students and 1 teacher. The days following the shooting were spent questioning their motive and it seems, to this day, some are still confused. If those in charge of the investigation would have stopped pointing fingers and listened to the cries of the shooters and the students, they would see that Columbine was a time bomb. Students tells stories of bullying and torment and many agree that a group of athletes dominated the school.
Most who see bullying see it as entertaining, but the victims live with it all their lives. Bullying is harmful as well as hurtful and needs to be recognized before it can be fought. The film I have written takes a look at two young men years after being bullied. We see how it has affected their lives long after high school and how they cope with seeing their bully again. The strength they find as friends helps them to overcome their fears and take the steps necessary for moving on.
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Wendy Joy Rosoff
Received from ProQuest
Rosoff, Wendy Joy, "Still Standing" (2009). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 562.