“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Date of Birth:
August 5, 1981
Date of Death:
April 20, 1999
Rachel Joy Scott was the first victim of the Columbine High School massacre, which claimed the lives of 12 students and a teacher, along with the two perpetrators, in one of the deadliest school shootings in United States history.
Scott has since been the subject of several books and is the inspiration for Rachel’s Challenge, a nationwide school outreach program for the prevention of teen violence, featuring her family members as speakers: