Sue Klebold

Sue Klebold
Susan Francis Yassenoff

(1949-03-25) March 25, 1949 (age 71)
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Activist
Known for Mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the perpetrators of the Columbine High School massacre
Notable work
A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy
Thomas Klebold
( m. 1971; div. 2014)

Susan Francis Klebold (née Yassenoff; born March 25, 1949) is an American author and activist. She was the mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the perpetrators of the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999. Dylan, along with his friend Eric Harris, murdered 12 students and one teacher, injured 24 others and then killed themselves.[3]

Klebold was born in Columbus, Ohio and worked in assistance services for the disabled for many years. She is now involved in suicide prevention and the care for brain diseases.[4]

She is the author of A Mother's Reckoning, a book about the Columbine High School massacre.

Klebold has committed to donating any profits from the book to mental health charities, research, and suicide prevention, hoping for solutions that will help parents and professionals detect and treat signs of trouble.[5]

A 2019 documentary film, American Tragedy: Love is not Enough profiles Klebold's journey from dealing with her son's actions to becoming a mental health advocate.[6]


  1. ^ Simpson, Kevin; Callahan, Patricia; Lowe, Peggy (2 May 1999). "Life and death of a follower". Denver Post. Retrieved 20 March 2020. They married in 1971. Their first child, Byron, came along in 1978
  2. ^ Heller, Karen (15 February 2016). "Columbine killer's mother Sue Klebold: He was our 'Sunshine Boy'". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  3. ^ Editors, History com. "Columbine Shooting". HISTORY.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Sue KLEBOLD : sa biographie, son actualité, ses livres". Lisez! (in French). Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  5. ^ "Sue Klebold". TEDMED. Archived from the original on 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  6. ^ Hernandez, Lance (28 August 2019). "From mental illness to wellness: The purpose behind the new Sue Klebold documentary". Retrieved 20 September 2019.

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