- Student Reporting
September 11, 2001 -- what were you doing that day? On this day four planes were hijacked by terrorists known as Al- Qaeda. They were hoping to hit the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and the White House. Thankfully they were NOT successful in any of four of these attacks.
We asked our teachers what they were doing on that day. Mrs. Johnson, a 7th grade geography teacher, said “I was driving on Powers and headed to Sunrise Elementary and heard the news on the radio, I was shocked.”
Ms. Cook, 8th grade history teacher, said that she had been working at Pizza Hut on that day and said,“ Two ex-employees that used to work at Pizza Hut were at the Pentagon during the attack. They left two months prior and I was seeing pictures on the TV in Pizza Hut.” She mentioned that many of her employees were minors and were being called by their parents to come home. She also mentioned that both survived.
Mrs. Weeks, a math teacher, said, “I was teaching 7th grade math in Clarksville Tennessee.” She stated that she was very upset because her husband was stationed in North Korea in the army, and she was worried about his safety and what he’d be called upon to do. “I was naturally very upset.”
Mrs. Muñoz, an english teacher, said “ I was teaching 1st period in room 105, and I heard that students were talking about 9/11 in the hallway and I was very shocked.”
The current students at Janitell were born in 2008 to 2010, and we weren’t even around to see the disaster that happened that day. Through the memories of the adults around us we remember this day for the rest of our lives.
Reporting by the Students of Enrich & Explore
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