Before the shooting
Stephen was Rachel Scott's boyfriend, and they remained a couple for a year. Sometime in 1998, Rachel made the choice to break it off with him after almost a year of dating. It’s been said that she was afraid they were moving too fast, and didn’t want to be put in a situation where she would have to choose between sticking with her beliefs or giving in to sexual temptation.
After the shooting
After Rachel was killed in the Columbine High School Massacre, Stephen broke down after learning that Rachel was one of the deceased. He broke down again at her funeral after seeing her body.
After graduating from Columbine, Steve went to the University of Colorado Boulder. He got married and now works as a Marketing Strategist at Leopard Communications in Denver.