Did you happen to read about the failed pipe bomb planted last week at a shopping mall in suburban Denver, near Columbine High School, on the anniversary of the massacre? And that the prime suspect had recently been released from jail, present whereabouts unknown? Well, this morning he got arrested here in Boulder, about a mile down the road, at the grocery store where we regularly shop. “It is unclear what connection, if any, he has to Boulder,” says the news story.
Two years ago, on the tenth anniversary of Columbine, the bomb squad evacuated and swept our daughter’s high school. A couple driving a van with out-of-state plates had been seen attempting to place a parcel at the base of the flagpole in front of the school. Turned out the suspects were looking for a geocache planted there at least a year earlier by one of the teachers at the school.
Besides being the anniversary of Columbine, 4/20 is also international smoke weed in public day. Every year the University of Colorado in Boulder hosts an enthusiastic celebration.