The Long Path to Healing after Columbine

Recorded April 19, 2019 Archived April 19, 2019 02:59 minutes
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April 20, 2019 marks twenty years since tragedy struck Littleton, Colorado.

That morning, two students opened fire at Columbine High School, killing 13 people and themselves.

While then-sophomore Lauren Cartaya escaped the school quickly, her older brother Zach was stuck inside the building with many of his classmates – hiding in an empty classroom.

Two decades later, the Cartaya siblings came to StoryCorps to remember the day that changed both of their lives.


  • Zach Cartaya
  • Lauren Cartaya

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