Female tennis players are often criticized for being too loud. The grunting, shrieking, moaning as some players hit the ball, it's just too much for fans. Noise complaints are amounting again at Roland Garros - but this time, the noise is of a different variety: Everyone is coughing.
On April 20, 1999, two high school seniors walked into Columbine High School and opened fire. It was the first mass-shooting in an American public school, an event that left 15 people dead and the world debating how it happened. Rebecca Brachman was a sophomore at the time, at a high school in New Jersey whose demographics mirrored Columbine's.
As John changed out of his gym clothes in the boys' locker room, he heard two classmates yelling at another boy. They'd just finished their powerlifting class-one only athletes on school teams are permitted to take-and should have been heading to their next class at Douglas County High School (DCHS) in Castle Rock, Colorado.