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Byline: Claude Lewis
I hope the morning of April 20, 1999, will live as the most infamous day in the long history of public school education in America. That was the day that 13 died in a medley of madness perpetrated by two vengeful teen-agers brooding because they were "outcasts."
It was the worst of days for many reasons. It sacrificed 15 lives to the American sickness with guns. It revealed how danger can stalk even the most American of suburbs. It seemed to confirm a movie stereotype _ the American high school as armed camp _ that is misleading and undeserved. And it has spawned a year of impotence and hypocrisy among politicians.
Two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, apparently had …