Well after an assembly today one event during April 1999 really reached out to me and impacted me a lot. This event was "The Shooting of Columbine"
Thirteen lives were lost on this date including twelve kids and one teacher. Among the kids that died the most remembered and most controversial kid was Rachel Scott, which was sixteen years old and was also the first victim of this shooting.
Rachel was a girl that wished everyone would get a long and helped mentally challenged people/kids bullied. She even kept a diary about how acceptance should be clear and how others shouldn't be bullied nor hated on for race/religion/etc.
In her diary, weirdly enough she had a feeling she would die young and most likely wouldn't live past her 16th birthday.. which was sadly true. Its not that she knew this event would occur but she had some kind of ability which she knew she would die.
Her theme is..
--You may start a chain reaction--
Meaning that if one person is kind then others would surely follow and be kind towards others. She was a very special girl and still impacts people today. Back to the shooting, it was a very dreaded day and pretty much a dreaded year for the families that lost their kids. Its now ten years after that day and I would like to take this chance to remember everyone who died and how to make sure this will not occur again.