Thousands of students gather for anti-bullying rally

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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.

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