Thousands of students gather for anti-bullying rally

Thousands of students are taking part in a huge anti-bullying rally today.

It’s called “Rachel’s Challenge” and is being held at the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates before the tip-off of the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament.

The organization was started by the parents of Rachel Scott, the first teenager killed in the shooting spree at Columbine High School in 1999.

Their goal is to empower teens with strategies to intervene when they see bullying.

About 3,000 students from District 46 are hearing a small lecture about Rachel and her belief that small gestures of kindness can have a never-ending ripple effect.

1 Comment

  • Karla Hunt

    Make Hazing Stop Thank you for sending us this article. I would like to see something like this happen with hazing. A rally in every state by kids for kids. Hazing is not a kid problem, it is an adult problem. However, I do believe that kids may be able to succeed at ending hazing where adults have failed. My son and I have had to try to educate the professional educators at his school as to how damaging hazing is, but unfortunately we have not made a lot of progress. My son filed a federal lawsuit to try to effect change in his school, to end hazing there, but they have only denied that there is a hazing problem. We all know you can't address a problem if you won't even admit you have one. One would think that administrators at a school would know about such things, but apparently they don't or they would have put an end to it when we reported first reported it. Stay tuned for updates. Children shall lead on this, because it is the only option left. Children are being impacted on a daily basis and school officials, police and even the US Department of Education are failing them.

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