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Student reactions to the attack on 9/11 and the death of Osama bin Laden

By Johanna Fleischman and Elvis Wong Rebecca Gehlen, 12 “I was late to school and I stayed at home. I didn’t understand why I wasn’t going to school, and I remember my mom saying, ‘Shut up, you are watching history.’ I was in third grade. I didn’t understand what was happening, except that I knew that ‘Later on this is going to come up again.’ 9/11 is the only thing I remember from third grade, even after the concussion that… Read More »