I remember I was in 6th grade math class (2nd period of the day; we had gym right beforehand.) A girl said she heard a man on the radio talking about it and we laughed at her impression of him. Having no clue how big the deal was, obviously. Then I vaguely remember kids being called out of school to go home; my parents picked me up at the end of the day. and I asked what had happened.
I think we had an assembly about it the next day.