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Brother Of Columbine Victim Brings Anti-Bullying Message To NJ

(Michael Scott, on stage, addresses Bishop Eustace Prep students.  Photo by Karin Phillips)

(Michael Scott, on stage, addresses Bishop Eustace Prep students. Photo by Karin Phillips)

PENNSAUKEN, NJ (CBS) – The brother of a student killed at the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School spent the day Tuesday at a local school, bringing his family’s anti-bullying campaign to students, parents, faculty and staff.

Michael Scott told freshmen and sophomores at Bishop Eustace Prep School that his sister Rachel, the first student killed at Columbine, had had premonitions of her own death and knew that she would make a difference in the world.

Now, her family brings “Rachel’s Challenge” to schools around the country, urging that kids be kind to one another.

Alec is a 10th grader from Mount Laurel.

“I feel that Rachel’s Challenge will touch everyone here but carry through with everyone, even though no one sees as much bullying,” he said.

Rachel’s Challenge will now become a club at Bishop Eustace. Guidance counselor Elizabeth Cranston brought it to the school.

“I think they are always looking for different ways to be inspired and be good to each other, and I think this particular story is something that is real to them.”

Reported by Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio 1060; Robin Rieger, CBS 3

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