Date of Award


Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name


Organizational Unit

College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences

First Advisor

Sheila Schroder, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Rodney Buxton

Third Advisor

Diane Waldman

Fourth Advisor

Nancy Reichman


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.

Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Rights Holder

Wendy Joy Rosoff


Received from ProQuest

File Format




File Size

129 p.


Mass communication