Denver (AP) A Federal Appeals Court panel has upheld a judge's decision to keep statements made by the parents of the teenage gunmen who attacked Columbine High School sealed for 20 years.
U.S. District Judge Lewis T. Babcock ruled in April 2007 that depositions by the parents of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold would remain sealed for two decades in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration. The depositions were made for a lawsuit that was settled out of court.
Babcock's ruling also blocked a school violence expert from reviewing the documents.
The parents of two Columbine victims appealed, saying the depositions belonged to the parents who filed the lawsuit and should remain in their custody.
In a 2-1 decision filed today, a 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Panel disagreed.
The panel said that because the depositions qualified as “records” under the federal records act, Babcock had the authority to transfer them to the National Archives and Records Administration.
Post Your Comments
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.