Eric Harris'
Web chatroom IMs

Jeffco released three chatroom conversations that Eric Harris printed out and kept (which is a little weird, BTW).


In each one, Eric is chatting with a girl online. (Jeffco redacted the girls' screen names.) Eric generally gets around to some version of his fantasy of killing off the whole human race. Here are the complete contents:

Chatroom 1

Eric Harris IM Chatroom 1

Chatroom 2

Chatroom 3

Origin story

Columbine book, Parkland, Eric Harris, Dylan Klebold


Birth of a


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