Columbine survivor Craig Scott reflects on moments that saved his life

Columbine survivor Craig Scott reflects on moments that saved his life
30 , 2021
Personalities and stories
30 , 2021
Personalities and stories

It has been 22 years since two student gunmen entered Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, and killed 12 students and one teacher before turning their weapons on themselves.






Craig Scott, whose sister Rachel Joy Scott was tragically killed during the attack, was among the students who witnessed the deaths of 

close friends and peers inside the school library that day.







"I went to the library to study for a test ... I started hearing these popping noises coming from outside the school," Scott recently told Pure Flix Insider. "At first I thought it was a senior prank."



But he soon realized that something unimaginable was unfolding.



"This teacher ran into the room and she was very frantic and she was yelling at all of us that there were two students outside of the school with guns shooting other students," Scott said. "It just did not feel real. It felt surreal."



It was not long before the gunshots drew closer and the shooters burst into the room. In that moment, Scott said the realness of the situation finally sunk in.






"That is when I was completely terrified," he said, noting that he felt compelled to stay still in the midst of the unthinkable. "I felt like I heard that still small voice speak to me and it said to be still. And I became quiet. I did not realize it then, but I think that saved my life — remaining still."


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