Columbine principal: It will never get back to normal

By: JORDAN STEFFEN
December 14, 2012
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photo - Frank DíAngelis, right, Columbine High School Principal at time of the 1999 school massacre and still principal today is comforted by long time friend Cindy Stevenson, Superintendent of JEFCO Schools after a news conference where Di'Angelis talked about the Connecticut School Shooting at Jefferson County School headquarters in Golden, Colo., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Photo by
Frank DíAngelis, right, Columbine High School Principal at time of the 1999 school massacre and still principal today is comforted by long time friend Cindy Stevenson, Superintendent of JEFCO Schools after a news conference where Di'Angelis talked about the Connecticut School Shooting at Jefferson County School headquarters in Golden, Colo., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Photo by  

JEFFERSON COUNTY — In a scenario that he says is becoming all too familiar, Columbine High School principal Frank DeAngelis offered his condolences Friday to the families of the victims killed during a school shooting in Connecticut.

A gunman, who later killed himself, shot and killed 26 people inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

DeAngelis saw parallels to the aftermath of the April 20, 1999, shooting at Columbine High School, which killed 12 students and one teacher. The two gunmen shot themselves.

DeAngelis, who is often sought out following such acts of violence, said he received a phone call from a reporter in New York on Friday morning.

"They asked, 'When will it get back to normal?' " DeAngelis said. "It is never going to get back to normal."

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