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Mother of Columbine Shooter: ‘I Am So Sorry for What My Son Did’

LITTLETON, CO - APRIL 20: Visitors bring flowers and spend time at the Columbine Memorial on Monday, April 20, 2015. Today marks the 16th anniversary of the deadly shooting at Columbine High School which left 12 students and one teacher dead. The school was closed for the day, as it has been every year on this day since the shooting occurred in 1999. (Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
LITTLETON, CO – APRIL 20: Visitors bring flowers and spend time at the Columbine Memorial on Monday, April 20, 2015. Today marks the 16th anniversary of the deadly shooting at Columbine High School which left 12 students and one teacher dead. The school was closed for the day, as it has been every year on this day since the shooting occurred in 1999. (Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

“There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t feel bad about the kids that he harmed”

Sue Klebold, mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold, spoke out about the guilt she still lives with over her son’s deadly attack in an emotional interview with Diane Sawyer Friday night.

“I am so sorry for what my son did, yet I know that just saying that I’m sorry is so inadequate,” Klebold, 66, said on 20/20. “There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t feel bad about the kids that he harmed.”

“It’s very hard to live with the fact that someone you loved and raised has brutally killed people in such a horrific way. In his last moments he was hateful and cruel.”

Dylan, along with fellow student Eric Harris, opened fire at Columbine High School in Colorado 17 years ago, killing 12 students and one teacher, and injuring 24 others before taking their own lives.

“I remember thinking if this is true, if Dylan is really hurting people, somehow he has to be stopped, and at that moment I prayed, I hope he would die,” Klebold said of the moment she heard about the shooting.

Klebold said that, as a mother, she never would have predicted that Dylan could have planned such a massacre.

“I think we like to believe that our love and understanding is protective, but I didn’t know, and I wasn’t able to stop his hurting other people, and stop his hurting himself.”

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