One of Eric’s friends who was off-campus at the time of the shooting. Once he hears that the shooters inside Columbine are wearing trench coats, he becomes “terrified” that Eric and Dylan are responsible. While the attack is still going on, Nate calls Tom Klebold, Dylan’s father, to ask him to check Dylan’s closet for a trench coat—the coat, Tom finds, is missing. Nate, like Zack Heckler and Chris Morris, was aware that Eric and Dylan were building pipe bombs in the months leading up to the attack, and also noticed that both had been cutting school and sleeping in class, but had no idea that the two of them had been planning anything so drastic.
Nate Dykeman Character Timeline in Columbine
The timeline below shows where the character Nate Dykeman appears in Columbine. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4: Rock ’n’ Bowl
Chapter 12: The Perimeter
Chapter 13: “1 Bleeding to Death”
Chapter 35: Arrest
Chapter 50: The Basement Tapes
...that they have guns, too. Chris notices Eric growing more aggressive, and the boys’ friend Nate Dykeman notices that they are cutting classes and acting “secretive.” Neither Chris nor Nate say anything... (full context)