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Columbine survivor to speak to Riverton City about emotional resilience

Jan 31, 2022, 12:05 PM | Updated: 1:04 pm

RIVERTON, Utah — Columbine High shooting survivor Craig Scott will speak to Riverton City Monday evening about emotional resilience and how to live life with a positive outlook despite the challenges people encounter.

Scott survived the Columbine shooting in the library — the most intense scene — where 10 students were killed around him. Scott and his two friends took cover under a table after being warned that two students with guns were coming down the hallway, killing people. Scott witnessed his friends being killed right next to him and only survived by pretending to be dead. He later escaped only to find that his sister and best friend, Rachel Scott, was the first victim of the shooting.

Craig Scott has since dedicated his life to making a difference in schools; speaking to over 1 million people in over 20 years. According to the release, “his goal is to positively impact school culture by sharing lessons behind Columbine and challenging students to value themselves and others.”

For those interested in attending the event it will be held at the Riverton High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Monday. More information can be found here.

The event is co-sponsored by Bluffdale City, Jordan School District, Riverton High School and Rocky Mountain Power.

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