The father of the only black victim among the 15 killed last April at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., said Saturday that the school was still "saturated" with hateful students.
Michael Shoels, whose family is suing the parents of the two teen-age killers in the murder spree and the two men charged with supplying a semiautomatic gun used in the attack, said Littleton and Colorado are in denial over the continued hatred at Columbine.
Shoels, who was here for an anti-hate rally with student Mark Taylor, who survived nine gunshot wounds in the attack, said three swastikas found at Columbine at the start of the new school year in August served as a warning. The swastikas were immediately removed.
"There are still those children in that school," he said. "They saturated that school, and what they were doing is telling the rest of those kids that knew who they were that you all better be quiet because we're showing you we're still here."