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"[Rachel Scott] quit smoking at the request of friend Nick Baumgart who later took her to the prom. If she hadn’t quit, it’s quite possible she would’ve been at "Smoker’s Pit" during lunch instead of in the line of fire. As it was, she was eating lunch on the grass with friend Richard Castaldo when the shooters opened fire on the west entrance near where she was seated on the grass. According to witnesses, she was hit and fell to the ground where, moments later, one of the shooters came down the hill and shot her at point-blank range when she tried to get up.
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In 1998 she drew a collage of images that included a rose growing up out of a columbine, with several dark drops spiralling it. On the morning of the shootings, she doodled a reprise of the picture: a pair of eyes crying 13 teardrops onto that same rose - the same number of victims the shooters would kill during the massacre just hours later.”

"[Rachel Scott] quit smoking at the request of friend Nick Baumgart who later took her to the prom. If she hadn’t quit, it’s quite possible she would’ve been at "Smoker’s Pit" during lunch instead of in the line of fire. As it was, she was eating lunch on the grass with friend Richard Castaldo when the shooters opened fire on the west entrance near where she was seated on the grass. According to witnesses, she was hit and fell to the ground where, moments later, one of the shooters came down the hill and shot her at point-blank range when she tried to get up.

In 1998 she drew a collage of images that included a rose growing up out of a columbine, with several dark drops spiralling it. On the morning of the shootings, she doodled a reprise of the picture: a pair of eyes crying 13 teardrops onto that same rose - the same number of victims the shooters would kill during the massacre just hours later.”