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I was in physics class. Someone went yelling down the hall about plane crashes in New York, my teacher said if someone could find an answer in 1 minute he'd let us out early. took me 30 seconds to find an answer, most of that was because I had to log into a computer. It was everywhere.
He kept us in class for a while, but eventually he sent us to the gym where they held an assembly to give us information. We watched tv in all our classes that day. Trying to get a grasp on what was happening. Some kids were taken home by their parents, but most of us stayed even though we weren't learning anything scholastic.
We watched in disbelief as the towers fell. Shocked at the other crashes. And honestly we thought that hell had arrived when all air travel was cancelled, something we'd never thought could even happen.
It's kind of ironic that had we stuck to our original summer plans, we'd have been driving through New York State today on our way back from Canada.
1798 Days to Conceive our Miracle! 11/29 = 79 ~ 12/1 = 136 ~ 12/8 = 2529 ~ US 12/12 = healthy bean with heart beat!
I was in 7th grade. I was leaving my Science class when a friend had told me "we are under attack." I was confused, had no idea what she was talking about and needed to get to my next class, Language Arts. My LA teachers son worked at the pentagon, so she was a mess. We watched CNN all day at school and the next day they talked to us about what happened.
I was a senior in high school. I found out in between first and second pds. We watched a few moments and all agreed that the worst was over and the media would just repeat itself so we continued our discussion. During that time, the second plane hit.
Get to 3rd, hear about the second plane, teacher is an ***** and goes on with the algebra lesson...even JOKING that his wife and dd were supposed to fly the next day. He allowed the tv to be on, but it was muted. At the end of class he gave us a pop quiz. During that class we saw the first tower fall. He wouldn't even consider letting us turn it up at that point.
Fourth period, was full of panic. At this point all the attacks had happened and the towers fallen. I was living in a town where most commute to Alexandria/DC for work. One of my classmates had a relative at the Pentagon. They had no clue if they were safe. This was when they starting calling up the national guard too. My friend (who sat behind me) was pregnant and freaking out, not only about raising a child during war, but because she had no clue what her fiance's troop number was. The whole period was spent watching the news and trying to console those two.
Fifth was government. We watched in silence as we were told that we would be teaching our kids about the day's events.
Sixth period was a study hall. We were given the choice to watch or not. We chose to listen to music instead. I don't know what else we did. I doubt much studying happened.
The seventh and last class of the day was a bit chaotic. We had a guest speaker scheduled and couldn't get around that. The teacher apologized, but I think at that point we all needed the break. It was a this point however, the school started panicking. They sent staff around to every classroom in the school to ask who had parents that worked at the Pentagon or anywhere in that area (i.e. Alexandria, DC, or anything in between.) It seems as though they finally realized that a bunch of students would have parents unable to get home in time (or worse).
Finally we went home and I just sat and watched the news all evening long, in shock and terrified.
The next day, two friends and I went to the office before school and got permission to make a huge banner that read "United We Stand" We had most of the school trace their hand-prints and sign it on their lunch block. The three of us weren't in a single class all day long.
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I remember it extremely well. I was 15. I headed in from doing my morning chores before going to school when a neighbor called and told me to turn on the news and ask me how my Dad was. I turned on the TV right when the second plane hit. I was home alone and devastated. My Dad had flown the day before...thank goodness to Seattle, to be with my Mom to drive home with her. I automatically called my Mom and Dad to tell them. We pretty much watched the news all day in school.
It is still hard on me because I was alone for 3 days after as well, until my parents got home. My parents called me about 15 times per day to make sure I was okay.
I was sitting in my math class getting ready to take a test. my teacher always let us listen to the radio and she turned it on and they were talking about it. Then the principal came on and made the announcement. She took the tests back and turned the TV on. My mom was supposed to be in DC that day they had been paving parkinglots and they were supposed to be working near the prntagon that day. I didn't hear from my mom all week. I was a mess. Turns out they were in Richmond.
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DD: A 6 Autism, Global Developmental Delays