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05/06/08- Mt Pleasant

Father Of Fallen Columbine High School Student Brings Mission To East Texas Students

Over the last couple of years, Darrell Scott has challenged students worldwide to take on "Rachel's Challenge".

"Over 12 million students have heard Rachel's story around the world," said Scott. 

Scott travels to schools to share Rachel's life story in hopes of saving other student's lives.  

"It's almost as though Rachel still lives because her legacy is still touching lives and hearts of students," said Scott.

Rachel was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Now, her father, Darrell, is challenging Mt. Pleasant high school students to take "Rachel's challenge", by setting goals, being kind, and stopping violence.

"You can either fight the darkness or light a candle and we're just simply trying to help light candles," said Scott. 

"I think 'Rachel's Challenge' has really worked on me and made me a different person. I want to become better and set goals in my life," said Otniel Vazquez, a  senior at Mt. Pleasant high school.  

"I'm going to try and take that challenge and be a better role model and make sure that the last things that I tell people are meaningful and nice," said Mt. Pleasant student, Katy Webster.  

It's no surprise that Rachel's life has touched East Texas students for years to come.

LaKecia Shockley,Reporting.  Lshockley@kltv.com

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