A Columbine survivor who was shot twice and left for dead while his best friend was murdered beside him has laid bare the lifelong trauma he has suffered, on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the tragic high school shooting. On April 20, 1999, almost 20 years ago to the day, Dylan Klebold, 17, and Eric Harris, 18, began a murderous rampage that left 12 students and one teacher dead. Austin Eubanks was just a 17-year-old junior when the sound of gunshots began to ring out through the hallways of Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, changing his life and the lives of every single person at the school that day. The attacks would send the young man into a spiral of alcohol abuse, drug addiction, survivor’s guilt and despair – surviving on a cocktail of powerful painkillers and booze – until finally, when things were darkest, he began to pull himself back from the brink. Just a kid: Austin Eubanks was just a 17-year-old junior when the sound of gunshots began to ring out through the hallways of Columbine High School in Colorado, changing his life and the lives of every single person at the school that day… Read full this story
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EXCLUSIVE: 'I will never be the person I was before that day.' Columbine survivor who was shot twice and watched his best friend die reveals his trauma, drug addiction and recovery on the 20th anniversary of the high school shooting have 321 words, post on www.dailymail.co.uk at April 16, 2019. This is cached page on IT Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.