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...Nine years ago?

I was sitting in my fourth grade math class, an hour and nine years ago, approximately. My teacher was teaching long division to us as a review, being that it was still early in the year yet. Another teacher, from my grade (though I never had her), came running down the hall to us and told my teacher to turn the television on to a news channel.

Personally, I was rather young to realize what had happened, but the both of them had completely aghast looks on their faces. Of course, I knew that two planes had just flown right into two of New York City's tallest buildings,and later we heard about a plane crashing into the Pentagon. I didn't know what either of those locations were, I still knew it was bad, and a little iffy that three planes could crash into two of America's [apparently] most important buildings. Naturally, we didn't finish math class that day. I jwondered what it meant for the greater scheme of things.

Now I do.

Where were you?

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  1. Blazaking's Avatar
    I was... a 6 year old in 1st grade. I don't really remember it. My mom says she had dropped me off at school when it happened... I recall seeing the report later. As a 6 year old... I didn't really care at all. xD
  2. Sarcastically Insane's Avatar
    I was at home, since I was in the second kindergarten class, and turned on cartoons. When this little strip popped up at bottom of the screen, I read it, since I liked reading.

    I stopped reading the tickers for a year after that. Why do they put them on kid's shows? Do they think the kid's can't read and understand? Terrorism, destroyed, new york... I don't remember exactly what it said, but it scared the hell out of me.
  3. Mijzelffan's Avatar
    I don't remember exactly (different timezones yo). I was 7 years old in 3rd grade. The day after the attack everybody was all like "something seriously bad has happened". While all adults were acting like it was the worst thing ever, I didn't really care, it was in the US, and all that happened was a plane crash, by one of the guys of Bin Laden. We all had to make a drawing as a memorial or whatever, I think everybody made them of a plane crashing into a tower. They then got hung up in our classroom. Also we got explained the mystery of the date 9/11 ("11/9 is written as 9/11 in America kids, and instead of 112 911 is the alarmnumber there")

    Like you might've noticed above, we Dutch kids could't care less about it. The US was very far away after all.
  4. White Len's Avatar
    I was 5. I don't even remember what I learned in school back then.
  5. Ino-Chan's Avatar
    I was in class in 2nd grade. My mother was so scared she got her sister to take me out of school that day. Spent the whole day wondering what the hell happened, as I didn't understand it entirely.
  6. Kars's Avatar
    i was 6 and i remeber trying to draw dinosaur eating planes. it scared them.
  7. manathief's Avatar
    I was in second grade at the time. I think my teacher tried to explain it to us the next day.
  8. Dan's Avatar
    I was in 2nd grade. My teacher wheeled in a tv and we watched it all.


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