I was on the bus. 

Date Submitted: 1/3/2016
Author Info: Raymond (Kennewick - USA)  
Occupation: Student 
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No 
Knew someone who perished?: No 

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I was on a school bus on the way to school.

First clue that something funny was going on was the bus driver getting a bunch of jabber from the dispatcher over radio about how the FAA was grounding all flights in america.

My first thought was "what the heck?"

Then I got to school, saw a plate repeatedly hitting what I later learned was the world trade center (hello, bad grades in geography).

I'm sad to say that I *still* didn't know what was going on.

I'm a little confused about what happened after that...

I eventually found out from one or more of the following: * News the next days about what was going on * Badly received spanish TV signals rambling about "ataque en america" 

 

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