Two Kentucky high school girls were suspended Thursday after dressing as the boys who killed 13 people at their Columbine, Colorado school 19 years ago – and re-enacting significant moments of the tragedy.
Both Adair County High School students featured in images posted on social media that were reminiscent of the April 20, 1999 incident for Halloween on Wednesday.
Now the unidentified girls have reportedly been receiving death threats after donning black outfits that resembled the same attire Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris wore as they carried out the horrific slayings.Two unnamed Adair County High School students featured in images posted on social media portraying Columbine killers Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris
Columbine shooters Eric Harris (left) and Dylan Klebold appear on surveillance tape in the cafeteria at Columbine High School on the day of the shooting
The girls are show splayed on the library floor in a picture reminiscent of the moment after the killers shot themselves
At one point the girls are show splayed on the library floor in a picture reminiscent of the moment after the killers shot themselves. The Columbine High School library is where 10 victims died.
In another picture they made it clearer who they mimicking, writing the caption: 'Dylan and Eric 2018.'
An additional photograph of one of the girls was captioned: 'Bang bang brother'.
The school is now investigating the matter after the duo's controversial photographs were shared online alongside the real images.
'We take the situation very seriously and our personnel are continuing to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this matter,' Pamela Stephens, Adair County Schools Superintendent, said in a statement. 'The students are currently suspended.'A photograph of one of the girls, who have received death threats, was captioned: 'Bang bang brother'
Stephens said they will have no further comment while the investigation is still ongoing.
However the father of one of the girls the school 'blew the whole situation out of proportion'.
He told LEX 18 that both students know they made a mistake and now they are receiving death threats.Klebold and Eric Harris killed 13 people at their Columbine, Colorado school 19 years ago
Parents who have children at the school were angry about the current punishment of three days out of school.
'Even though it's fake…it's something that could happen…and it's very real,' Erin Pineur told LEX 18.
Another said that the incident is no laughing matter with parents all over the country concerned about what will happen to their children at school on a day-to-day basis.Fourteen students (including the killers) and one teacher died April 20, 1999. Pictured is Columbine High School April 20, 2009
The pair was suspended for three days but the father of one of the girls the school 'blew the whole situation out of proportion'
'It's ridiculous,' Amy Tarter, mother of another student at the school who she says was outraged by the social media posts, said to Whas11.com.
'I think any child that does that should be expelled and any parents who [support] their child [doing that] should have charges brought against them.
'You worry every day about sending your kid to school, and now you have people joking about it.'