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COLUMBINE VICTIM NAMED HOMECOMING KING

The boy in the window during the Columbine High School massacre has become a king.

Pat Ireland, whose perilous escape from last spring's deadly attack was nationally televised, was elected the school's 1999 homecoming king Friday.

Ireland, 18, was shot in the head and right foot during the attack that killed 14 students and a teacher, but he managed to pull himself across the library floor and tumble out a second-story window into the arms of SWAT team members.

"He's a strong kid, an inspiration for all of us," said Mike Sheehan, Columbine's student body president.

Ireland still has some paralysis on his right side. He attends three classes each morning and then undergoes three hours of therapy.

Columbine won the homecoming game 31-3 over Eaglecrest.

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