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Family of Columbine victim issued fine for visiting memorial

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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CNN) -
The family of a Columbine High School shooting victim was accused of trespassing after visiting a memorial at a local state park.

Ronda Haggerty and her husband have visited Roxborough State Park south of Littleton, Colo. before, where 13 crosses sit on private land.

A few weeks ago the couple visited the park, but when they got back to their car, a ranger told them they were trespassing and they were issued a $50 fine.

"They did walk across the grassland. So they were issued a ticket for unlawful entry," said park spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill.

She suggests that anybody wishing to visit the memorial should call the park and let them know.

"We did research the ticket, we realize that you know we didn't really want to be folks who maybe misunderstood how to get to this area," Churchill said.

Haggerty's cousin, Kyle Velasquez, died at Columbine and she thought the ticket was a real injustice.

"We wanted to come up here and spend time, I have Kyle and I just wanted a little bit of peace," Haggerty said.
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