Eric’s father, once a “decorated air force test pilot” who, as of the events of Columbine, had been retired from the military for twenty-three years. As a disciplinarian with his children, he was a typical military man—calculating and thoughtful—and he often kept lists or notes in his journal about Eric’s worrisome behavior, as well as the conversations and punishments that arose from Eric’s frequent troublemaking. Though he attempted to “put the fear of God” into his youngest son, he failed to see through Eric’s calculated mask of remorse to the ruthless, psychopathic interior behind it.
Wayne Harris Character Timeline in Columbine
The timeline below shows where the character Wayne Harris appears in Columbine. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 21: First Memories
Chapter 24: Hour of Need
Chapter 29: The Missions
...in his journal lying to them “like a fuckin salesman” to get out of trouble. Wayne Harris details Eric’s offenses and punishment in his diary—it is February 28th, 1997. Wayne brings... (full context)
...at Brooks’ house. Brooks’ mother continues calling the cops to inform them of Eric’s behavior. Wayne struggles with how to handle Eric’s mounting issues, and Eric continues lying to his father’s... (full context)
Chapter 35: Arrest
...in October of 1997 to steal locker combinations, and the boys are caught and suspended. Wayne is relieved to find that the situation will be dealt with “in-house” at Columbine, and... (full context)
Chapter 37: Betrayed
In the wake of Eric’s arrest for theft, his parents realize he needs professional help. Wayne Harris searches for a therapist, and makes Eric an appointment for mid-February. He also plans... (full context)
Chapter 42: Diversion
Chapter 46: Guns
...with Sue Klebold, and then, together, Linda and Tom both met with Eric Harris’s parents. Wayne and Kathy Harris “accepted” that their son had been a psychopath, and had fooled them... (full context)