LITTLETON, Co– A mourning community gathered for a memorial service of healing and hope before the 20th anniversary of the Columbine shooting.
Almost 20 years after the Columbine High School shooting, many are still grieving the loss of family, friends and loved ones whose lives were lost in the tragedy.
According to NBC New York, Waterstone Community Church in Littleton, Colorado held a space for survivors and families to share their memories of those lost and injured during the massacre.
Saturday marks 20 years since the day that two teenage gunmen killed 12 students along with one teacher.
In addition to the anniversary of the massacre, schools in the area have had an intense week.
On Monday, many schools near Columbine High School were placed on lockdown as a precaution following the threats of an 18-year-old girl from Florida.
In light of the anniversary, high school senior, Sol Pais, had an apparent infatuation with the Columbine massacre and made threats to Colorado schools.
Metro Denver schools were closed as a precaution.
It is believed that she bought a plane ticket, flew across the country and purchased a firearm from a place not far from Columbine High School.
Sunday, her parents reported her missing from their home.
Monday, The Colorado Sheriff’s Department say that Paris was found dead due to a self- inflicted gunshot wound.