Man Behind Columbine Crosses Returns to Colorado


AURORA, Colo. (AP) -- An Illinois man who placed 15 crosses near Columbine High School after the 1999 massacre there has returned to Colorado with 12 crosses for the victims of a theater shooting.

Greg Zanis, of Aurora, Ill., began putting up the crosses Sunday on a hill across the street from the Century 16 theater in Aurora.

The crosses are white, about 3 1.2 feet tall and made out of 2-by-4 lumber. Zanis says he was swamped with requests to bring them.

The 15 crosses Zanis erected near Columbine included two for the killers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. The father of one of the student victims tore those two crosses down.

At the time, Zanis said school shootings happen because God is excluded from education.

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