Columbine Born Program Headed To Marion County
The Marion County Schoolboard unanimously voted to implement Rachel's Challenge this September at Belleview Middle School and likely one other middle school in the district.
Rachel's Challenge is named after Rachel Scott, the first person killed in the 1999 Columbine shooting in Colorado. Scott's family started the program to teach middle and high school students against bullying.
The program cost about three thousand dollars per school for the video presentation and training. In September, instructors from Rachel's Challegne will show a video in the school auditorium then show faculty how to use the program's principles in the classroom.
Some Marion County elementary schools already have anti-bullying programs. Rachel's Challenge will start in middle schools and if the program proves beneficial will go on to high schools.
To learn more about Rachel's Challenge you can visit www.rachelschallenge.com.
by Greg Bilazarian, WCJB TV 20 News
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