In school on 9/11

Date Submitted: 09/11/2002
Author Info: Nicole (West Jefferson, OH - USA) 
Occupation: Student
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

On 9/11, 2001, I was in school. I remember sitting in the classroom, worrying about oral interpretation (I had to act out a scene from a Shakespeare play for English) when the teacher rushed in and turned on the television. The news came on and we saw the first tower on fire. At first we thought this was some kind of joke, or we were watching a movie. Everyone was asking what happened. We were all confused. Then, as we were watching the news, we saw the second plane crash into the other tower. We couldn’t believe it. Then we learned of the pentagon and the fourth plane that crashed. It didn’t feel real at first. As the day wore on, after watching the news in almost every class, reality set in. We were all wondering if they would continue attacking, if this were war. I heard many people ask if our town was in danger. Many people were scared, wondering if a plane were going to come and bomb us. I will never forget that day. All we talked about the rest of the day in school were the attacks.


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