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Sixty-third General Assembly
STATE OF COLORADO
LLS NO. R01-1004.01 Michael Dohr SR01-015
SENATE RESOLUTION 01-015
CONCERNING AN INVITATION TO EVAN TODD TO ADDRESS THE
WHEREAS, The tragedy that occurred at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, has remained a part of Colorado's conscience. Despite the horrific impact the tragedy has had on the citizens of Colorado and specifically the Columbine community, the tragedy has also demonstrated instances of great resolve and the human spirit; and
WHEREAS, On April 20, 1999, Columbine High School was under siege by two students brandishing and discharging weapons and explosives, claiming the lives of twelve students and one teacher and severely wounding twenty-three others; and
WHEREAS, The tragedy at Columbine High School brought to light the changing world and issues facing Colorado's young people; and
WHEREAS, It is important to learn from the tragedy and ensure the lives of the victims of the Columbine tragedy were not lost in vain; and
WHEREAS, Evan Todd was one of the students wounded during the Columbine tragedy. Evan was the first student shot in the library and when the killers realized Evan was not fatally wounded, Evan spoke with them and talked them out of killing him. After the killers left the library, Evan was able to escape and save the lives of two others; and
WHEREAS, A fellow student remarked Evan "also did everything in his power to keep fellow students around him calmed and reassured"; and
WHEREAS, Evan's bravery and valor is a shining example of the indomitable human spirit and demonstrates that good can always come out of even the darkest and worst situations; and
WHEREAS, Evan spoke at an event sponsored by the Ontario California Police in August 2000, concerning school shootings. Evan's speech provided a real and compelling perspective to the events at Columbine High School; now, therefore,
Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixty-third General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
(1) Evan Todd be commended for his bravery and heroism during the Columbine tragedy.
(2) Evan Todd be applauded for his efforts to help the healing process after the Columbine tragedy.
(3) Evan Todd be invited to speak before the Colorado Senate of the Sixty-third General Assembly.
Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be sent to Evan Todd.
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