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Speaker challenges Klamath Union students to make a kinder world

posted Feb 23, 2014, 1:36 PM by Gary Jones

Projected on a large screen in Pel Court, Colleen Kirk showed a photo of a teenage girl’s diary. The diary was covered in drawings and words, and in bold, black letters it read “I won’t be labeled as average.”

“Beside those words, in the bottom right hand corner is a hole where the cover is torn along the bottom,” Kirk told the students of Klamath Union High School. “That hole is from when a bullet slammed into Rachel’s body, went through her backpack and hit her diary.”

The diary belonged to Rachel Joy Scott, the first girl shot and killed in the Columbine High School shooting in 1999. Kirk is a speaker with Rachel’s Challenge, which teaches students “to combat bullying and allay feelings of isolation and despair by creating a culture of kindness and compassion,” the organizations website says.

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Thanks to Jay Jones for pointing out this article.