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The mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold is writing a book

Susan Klebold will donate the money to mental health charities.

A girl is carried away from Columbine on the day of the massacre.
A girl is carried away from Columbine on the day of the massacre.
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THE MOTHER OF Dylan Klebold who, along with classmate Eric Harris, killed 13 people at Columbine High School 15 years ago, is to write a book.

Susan Klebold’s book, which does not yet have a title or release date will tackle her “indescribable grief and shame”.

Crown Publishers say that they have acquired the book, saying Klebold was “compelled to share her story after the murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and other schools.

Klebold will donate any author profits to mental health research and charitable organisations.

Klebold’s son Dylan was responsible for five of the 13 deaths on April 20, 1999. He and Harris subsequently took their own lives.

Columbine was the deadliest shooting at an American school, but was surpassed by the 2012 Sandy Hook shootings.

Since Columbine, there has been 83 fatal shootings at American schools, leaving 223 dead and 321 injured.

Read: Sandy Hook shooter ‘was obsessed by Columbine’, but motive for massacre still unknown

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