6th grade, students leaving early? 

Date Submitted: 11/11/2015
Author Info: A (Levittown, Ny - USA) 
Occupation: Accounting/Finance 
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: Yes 
Knew someone who perished?: No 

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I was in 6th grade with the other kids in my class doing our usual routine. One fellow student got a phone call that they got to leave school early and they getting picked up from their parent. I was always jealous when other kids got to leave early and I was stuck at school, what kid wouldn't be? Then a second student got called down to get picked up from their parent and a third followed by a fourth. i was so jealous that these kids got to go home, but I had no idea. As the day continued, there was a time period where I heard and saw ambulances driving past the school one after the other every 10 minutes. Didn't make sense until 4 pm when I got to my cousins house and saw the news. An ordinary day that started with jealousy. Again, I had no idea. That type of tradegy was non-existent to me up until that day and age.  

 

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