Today is April 20th. Fourteen years ago today 2 students at Columbine took the lives of twelve students and one teacher in the largest school massacre in the United States. School safety changed that day in districts across the country.
I do not want to focus on the negative event that happened that day because that would give credit to the two young men that caused so much harm. Instead I want to use this opportunity to highlight the positive contribution that one of the survivors of the school shooting has done to make schools safer.
Craig Scott is a survivor of this horrific event. He was 16 years old when it happened. Ten years later in 2009 he visited Plymouth Public Schools. He presented a program called "Rachel's Challenge". His sister, Rachel, was the first one killed that April morning at Columbine High School. I was fortunate enough to meet this young man. He truly is an inspiration to me.
Below is from the Rachel's Challenge web site:
I know that with kindness and respect towards one another we can make a difference in the lives of others. To read more about Rachel's Challenge, visit the web site: http://www.rachelschallenge.org