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United States

22 January 2000

Associated Press

PORTLAND, Oregon — As Kip Kinkel surveyed the scene of his carnage — a blood-stained high school cafeteria — he offered few answers to police about his actions that left two classmates dead. In a just-released police videotape made hours after the May 21, 1998 shooting spree, the teen-ager hangs his head when Detective Al Warthen, in an almost parental voice of admonishment, asks: "Why did you do this?" "I had no other choice," Kinkel responds quietly. The... (

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