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Ten years after the tragic killings of students at Columbine High School, a new book and media reports about it reveal that the two teens who went on a rampage in Littleton, Colo., on April 20, 1999 were not specifically targeting Christians or other kinds of students. “That story about a student being shot in […]

Categories: Beliefs

Adelle M. Banks

Adelle M. Banks, production editor and a national reporter, joined RNS in 1995. An award-winning journalist, she previously was the religion reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and a reporter at The Providence Journal and newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Syracuse and Binghamton.


  1. Thanks for your story, Adelle.

    What, if anything, can you tell us about Schnurr’s faith? (Or is it “Schurr,” as you typed the second time?)

    Is she by any chance Jewish?

  2. Thanks for your comment, Dave. I don’t know more about her faith, but she was mentioned in several pages of the new book and was quoted in some media reports marking the anniversary. (By the way, thanks to you, I corrected the blog entry — “Schnurr” is the correct spelling.)