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The sheriff's department in Jefferson County, Colorado, says it's reviewing a court ruling that could lead to the public release of tapes and diaries in the Columbine High School massacre.

The documents were kept by Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, the two teens who carried out the 1999 assault. They killed 12 students and a teacher before killing themselves.

The sheriff's office has refused to release the documents. But the Colorado Court of Appeals says they should be made public, unless authorities can show releasing them would be "contrary to the public interest."

The Denver Post has been fighting for disclosure for the past two years. It says releasing the tapes and diaries would not harm the public interest, noting that the investigation is over.

Randy Brown, the father of a boy once threatened by Harris, says the documents reveal a lot about who the killers were and says people need to be informed.