Farwell to Columbine


Published 05/29 2014 10:49AM

Updated 05/29 2014 10:51AM

(KUSA) Wednesday was the last day of school for students in Jefferson County, Colorado, and at one of the schools, it's the end of an era.

Columbine High School Principal Frank DeAngelis is saying goodbye to his students for the last time.

"I'm looking down that hallway and I see 35 years just pass away before my eyes," DeAngelis said.

DeAngelis started at Columbine in 1979 . He was a social-studies teacher and a coach. The north Denver-native became principal 18 years ago, and he was at Columbine on that fateful day in 1999 when 12 students and one teacher were killed.

"I saw a community come together to rebuild," DeAngelis said. "I saw a community come together that was more passionate and caring and taking care of each other."

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