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Fresno students take on Rachel's Challenge

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Rachel Scott was the first victim of the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, and before she died she wanted to start a chain reaction of kindness. (KFSN)

Some Fresno high school students are taking on a nationwide challenge to do a better job treating each other with kindness.

Students at both Central High School campuses learned the inspiration behind Rachel's Challenge Thursday morning.

Rachel Scott was the first victim of the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, and before she died she wanted to start a chain reaction of kindness.

The challenge, named after her, is a presentation that travels around the country to encourage other students to commit to acts of kindness And avoid teen violence. "It's one thing to tell kids to be kind," Neil McIntire with the movement said. "And then to say 'hey, this is what we will do tomorrow, reach out to people who need help.'"

After meeting with students at the east and west campus, they created a student-led group to come up with projects and philanthropic ideas to keep the chain going.

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