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Columbine High School principal on Newtown massacre: ‘It’ll never get back to normal’

Posted: 9:15 PM, Dec 14, 2012
Updated: 2012-12-14 21:16:36-05

The man who was the principal of Columbine High School at the time of the 1999 massacre had sobering words Friday in the aftermath of the Newtown school killings: “It’ll never get back to normal.”

“What happened at Columbine High School, what happened at Virginia Tech, what happened at Chardon last February, you have to redefine what normal is,” said Frank DeAngelis Friday afternoon during a press appearance following the shootings.

“You have to stand up as a nation  and say ‘enough is enough,'” advised DeAngelis, who is still the Colorado school’s principal.

“What is wrong with our society,” DeAngelis asked.

DeAngelis was in charge of Columbine on April 20, 1999, when two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, stormed the school, killing 12 pupils and a teacher before committing suicide.