(NPR) Patrick Neville was a 15-year-old sophomore at Columbine High School in 1999. He was on his way to a fast food lunch when the shooting started.
Two students, armed with guns and pipe bombs, had stormed the Colorado school, on their way to killing one teacher and 12 students — some were Neville's friends.
Neville, now a Colorado state representative, says many of Columbine's teachers and faculty acted heroically that day.
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But, he says, "I truly believe that had some of them had the legal authority to be armed, more of my friends might be with me today."