LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4)– A major renovation project was unveiled at Columbine High School on Friday. The changes were made both inside and outside the school.

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Students, staff, including the principal, and even the cheer squad were on hand for the ribbon-cutting. The ceremony unveiled the brand new entrance to the school which allows for more privacy from the previous entrance.

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Columbine High School Principal Scott Christy explained what this means for the community more than 20 years after the deadly shooting at the school.

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“The school is a model and symbol of resiliency. It’s a model of what happens when people come together in the face of tragedy and become stronger as a result,” said Christy. “This addition, I think, just shows the strength of this community and this school.”

The improvements were made through a district-wide bond.

Jennifer McRae