Sue Klebold, mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold, broke her silence in the media on TV Friday with an appearance on ABC’s 20/20. Speaking out about the horrors of the Columbine shootings, as well as wondering if she could have done anything to prevent them, Sue Klebold received a gift, too, in the days before her TV appearance.
Anne Marie Hochhalter was one of the shooting victims at Columbine High School back in 1999. She didn’t die from her injuries, but was left with a severed spinal cord. She remains paralyzed today.
In a Facebook post on Thursday–the day before Sue Klebold appeared on 20/20, Anne Marie Hochhalter wrote a very poignant message to Sue Klebold and her husband–one that hopefully helps set them free from 17 years of excruciating emotional turmoil.
Hochhalter is stunned at the positive press she has received in light of her forgiving heart.
Sue Klebold has suffered greatly since the Columbine shootings. In addition to knowing her son was responsible for the deaths of so many others, she lost her child, too. She has also endured almost 17 years of some people believing she and her husband created the monster who killed their children.
Anne Marie Hochhalter has a big heart. Kudos to her for reaching out to Sue Klebold, and perhaps affording the woman some much-needed peace.