Mourning parents are outraged as Sue Klebold — mother of notorious Columbine killer Dylan Klebold — is on a book tour seeking sympathy! Mrs. Klebold, whose son joined Eric Harris, 18, in a double suicide after slaughtering 12 students and one teacher at Colorado's Columbine High School in 1999, is appearing on ABC News' "20/20" to declare: "I had all the illusions that everything was okay!"
Susan is pushing the book "Silence Broken: A Mother's Reckoning," about her own feelings after her 17-year-old son (on left) became one of America's most hated villains. She told Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview: "There's never a day that goes by where I don't think of the people that Dylan harmed... I think it's easier for me to say 'harmed' than 'killed.'"
Mrs. Klebold attempts to relate to the parents in her "20/20" interview, though. "I just remember sitting there and reading about them, all these kids and the teacher,' she says. "I would have felt exactly the same [as the grieving families] if it was the other way round."
Dylan's mother attempts to be upfront about deluding herself about her homicidal teen: ‘I think we like to believe that our love and our understanding is protective, and that if anything were wrong with my kids, I would know, but I didn't know, and it’s very hard to think of that." Dylan's mother also stresses that profits from the book are being donated to charities — and admits to Diane: "While I perceived myself to be a victim of the tragedy, I didn't have the comfort of being perceived that way by most of the community."