- Jefferson County's head sheriff, John
Stone, speaking with firm conviction in an interview published June 19,
1999, made it decisively clear once and for all that he is CONVINCED Harris
and Klebold had accomplices in the planning and execution of the shooting
rampage at Columbine High School April 20.
- Breaking a long public silence about
the horror which occurred on his watch, Stone indicated the sheer weight
of evidence and testimony regarding such collaboration makes this conclusion
unavoidable and undeniable.
- Stone let it be known that such leads
and evidence will be pursued to the utmost extent until the truth is brought
to light and justice is served, and that the community, not to mention
the nation, can not rest easy regarding the nightmarish slaughter until
this comes to pass.
- Notably, the article pointedly defines
the vicious murder and mayhem carried out at the school that day as a "COMMANDO-STYLE
RAID," a truly significant point which correlates very closely with
the latest astonishing leads just passed on to NewsHawk by local sources.
Following the text of the Stone interview is information on these leads
and some of their incredible implications. It's reasonable to assume that
this description of the horror may well be due to certain information relayed
by Stone to his interviewers "off-the-record" and not published
in the article.
- There was a tremendous amount of unavoidable
and compelling evidence at the scene indicating EXTENSIVE involvement on
the part of paramilitary, covert-operations AND intelligence agencies in
the murder and mayhem: evidence which is clear and well-known to many,
including of course Sheriff Stone.
- As well, Stone reaffirms his knowledge
that Eric Harris's father Wayne was without doubt incomprehensibly and
unconscionably negligent as a parent in taking serious preventive and corrective
action concerning unavoidably obvious indications that a great number of
Eric's actions, interests and proclivities were BLATANTLY destructive,
dangerous, hate-obsessed, and in general highly disturbed and troubling.
Stone seems to imply in fact that Wayne Harris may have been MORE than
negligent; such as complicit!
- Here are excerpts of the interview with
Jefferson County's head sheriff. (Entire interview at APB Online's website:
- SHERIFF IN THE HOT SEAT John Stone Reflects
on Columbine Massacre, Personal Impact
- June 19, 1999
- By Keith Coffman
- DENVER (APBNews.com) -- As he first moved
along the darkened halls of Columbine High School in Littleton the day
after 14 students and one teacher died in a bloodbath of bomb explosions,
shotgun blasts and semiautomatic weapons fire, Jefferson County Sheriff
John Stone was struck by a paradox.
- Walls that just 24 hours earlier had
resonated with the bustling sounds of typical high school students looking
forward to summer vacation a scant few weeks away were now silent, blackened
by gunpowder from pipe bombs hurled by student killers Eric Harris and
Dylan Klebold in their commando raid.
- "There was a very eerie silence
in that school," said Stone, the man heading up the investigation
into the deadly assault. "There isn't a law enforcement agency in
the country that could have been prepared for a suicide mission of firearms
and bombs on a crowded school."
- Sight of bodies provoked anger
- Stone, who spent 20 years as a street
cop, certainly wasn't ready for the carnage wrought by Klebold, 17, and
- Following a Hansel and Gretel-like trail
of broken glass, spent shell casings, live ammunition rounds and other
ordnance through the corridors, Stone came upon a ghastly scene in the
school library. There, eyewitnesses said 10 students were shot to death
at point-blank range after being ambushed, cornered and taunted by the
two gunmen, themselves seniors at the school.
- "It was a slaughter field in there;
the kids were cowering under desks and tables when they were murdered in
cold blood," Stone said. "It's such a waste when kids die."
- Stone said he felt anger when he saw
the bodies of Klebold and Harris lying side-by-side next to their victims
in the library, apparently dead from a double suicide. He holds both teens
responsible for the murders, despite reports that Harris was the mastermind
behind the massacre.
- "I've talked to students who were
shot by Klebold. He was not just a follower," he said....
- ...It's been almost two months since
the deadliest school shooting in U.S history happened on his watch, and
although he said it's been like one "long, nonstop day," Stone
makes it a point to take time away from the largest criminal probe in the
county's history to be the doting father.
- He spoke to APBNews.com on a recent Sunday
while taking in a Colorado Rockies baseball game with his 11-year-old daughter,
Lori. He said Lori is aware of the high-profile role her dad is playing
- "I've walked her through everything
that's happened so she has an understanding of what my part is in all of
this," he said.
- Media reports spark criticism
- Stung by withering media criticism in
the days after the killing spree, Stone has scaled back interviews in the
last month but agreed to talk about the status of the case and the flurry
of worldwide scrutiny on his jurisdiction.
- In an era of 24-hour news cycles, discrepancies
in statements coming from Stone or his spokesmen were aired immediately,
forcing subsequent clarifications from his office.
- First there were reports that 25 people
had died, then questions about whether three males detained outside the
school during the siege were official suspects. Stone said they were possible
co-conspirators; investigators said they'd been cleared. The flap forced
Stone to hold a midnight news conference to explain the conflicting reports.
- "I was trying to get out as much
information as possible, but it was like trying to manage an avalanche,"
- Then he told reporters that the parents
of Eric Harris should have been aware their son's activities after police
found bomb-making items and the barrel of a sawed-off shotgun lying in
the open of his bedroom. Although two higher-profile politicians -- U.S.
Attorney General Janet Reno and Colorado Gov. Bill Owens -- publicly said
the same thing, it was Stone who bore the brunt of the criticism when the
Harrises refused to cooperate with investigators unless they were granted
- Believes killers had help
- But it's been his public feud with the
family of Brooks Brown, an associate of Klebold and Harris, that compelled
Stone to defer most comments on the case to his public information officers.
- Stone said Brown's conflicting comments
about his relationship with Klebold and Harris were "suspicious."
Brown's parents fired back, blasting the sheriff's office for not following
up on death threats Harris made to Brown last year.
- Feeling burned by the coverage, Stone
will no longer identify suspects, except to say he still believes the two
killers had help in their plot to storm the school.
- "I've said all along there were
more people involved and nothing has changed my thinking," he said.
"There probably will be a lot of anxiety in this community until this
investigation is wrapped up."
- Expects scrutiny of response
- But Stone knows that once the criminal
probe is done, the focus will shift to the response of the SWAT teams on
the day of the attack. Teacher Dave Sanders was shot in the opening salvo
of gunfire and bled to death over three hours, as students tended to his
wounds while awaiting rescue....
- ...The sheriff said investigators are
assembling a timeline and a detailed mock-up of the school, and he promises
a full accounting of the police and rescue efforts.
- But it could be awhile -- perhaps if
there's a criminal trial or when the inevitable civil lawsuits gather steam
-- before many details are released. Just last week, a Jefferson County
judge sealed the autopsy results of the victims and gunmen, so the times
of death remain unknown to the public. ...
- Keith Coffman is an APBNews.com correspondent
in Colorado. © 1999 apbnews.com All rights reserved.
- MAJOR NEW LEADS BEING PURSUED
- © 1999 NewsHawk Inc. All Rights
- NewsHawk is working on developing some
VERY serious leads as to ACTUAL PARTICIPANTS in the Columbine slaughter
(we're talking NAMES here) as well as names of those persons and organizations
who CONTRACTED with said other participants to CARRY OUT the commando style
- We CAN say right now, based on information
provided from highly credible and knowledgeable sources that this ungodly
horror connects to very high levels of international global power-broking,
AND to some fairly well-known and well-monied interests on the more local
level as well.
- Early reports out of Littleton after
the massacre of Internet warnings of an impending violent rampage at the
school posted during the days BEFORE the slaughter by a gay goth/Trenchcoat
faction represented by someone calling themselves "Queen Jeff,"
have received some substantial verification from a source.
- Along these lines reports surfaced right
after the slayings to the effect Harris and Klebold were involved in a
homosexual relationship. One of our contacts in Denver, a highly credible
person by all estimates who's provided some SERIOUS leads, knows Klebold's
next-door neighbors personally, who in turn know the Klebolds personally.
This contact has run this by the Klebolds' neighbors--as to whether Harris
and Klebold having such a relationship was PLAUSIBLE, based on their knowledge
of the situation. This source indicated the neighbors believed it WAS plausible.
- Indeed NewsHawk has in fact very recently
received a communication from a self-described "friend" of some
of Littleton's goth/Trenchcoat Mafia crowd, whose cybername is remarkably
similar to "Queen Jeff."
- This individual indicated that they have
substantial and significant points of congruence with some of the same
"Satanist" philosophy, interests and agendas Eric Harris for
example found so compelling. What's more, this individual, perhaps inadvertently,
let slip some potentially very significant information about themselves
and their Trenchcoat associates that those investigators who are hopefully
uncompromised and honest will find EXTREMELY worthwhile to pursue.
- What was further outrageous about what
this individual had to say is that they themselves were substantially involved
with the memorial activities for the murdered victims of the massacre!
This involvement, distressingly, is 100% verified. Talk about "PLAYING"
- One source with contacts to the Jefferson
County Sheriff's department advised NewsHawk that in addition to the latest
statements from Sheriff Stone there are others in the department outraged
and furious about pressure coming down from above attempting to squelch
serious, unhampered intensive and principled investigation into the undeniable
presence of (numerous) accomplices and collaborators in the mayhem and
murder at Columbine.
- When these leads are further developed
the leads and information noted above WILL be passed on to such hopefully
- Motives and agendas for this monstrosity
are less difficult to decipher and We've been advised by some key contacts
on this that to date our articles have been pretty well on the nose regarding
assessments of such agendas.
- © 1999 NewsHawk Inc. All Rights
- (Check the Columbine Research Task Force
website at--http://columbine.home.dhs.org/--for further updates and information.)