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[–] Jimbonez_Jonez 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I remember the announcement being made. I lived in Michigan and thought the WTC was the Gibraltar Trade Center, a local flea market (I was 10). I think the day progressed as normal after the announcement, at least as far as school was concerned.

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[–] bourbonexpert 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

were you in southgate? taylor? i used to live near kennedy highshool

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[–] Jimbonez_Jonez 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I lived in Oakland County. We used to pass by the Gibraltar on our way to my parent's nice ass boat on Lake St. Clair.

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[–] Caesarkid1 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Shit nigga you grew up in da hood!

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[–] Caesarkid1 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

It was a normal school day until the teachers went all crazy and started crying with the TV on.

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[–] tanukihat 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I had just started 11th grade at the end of August, and my first class was History. The teacher had already established himself as the "cool young teacher" cliche, a real straight-shooter, cracked jokes about the topics, shaved his head bald, a tough guy with a wry side.

I was in California at the time so when I arrived at school the shit was already hitting the fan. What really got me though was, in first period History class, Mr. Wisecrack Teacher was dead silent. He had the TV's on to the news, and when the bell rang he just said "There won't be class today." And we sat in silence and watched the towers fall on repeat over and over. It was really spooky.

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[–] MrPim 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

There was infact class that day.

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[–] Sosacms 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Highschool, just watched news all day and the sane students who cry (attention whore) over every tragedy spent the day crying (whoring for attention).

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[–] pepelepugh 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I was at school in England. We finished just as it was all happening. Came out into the lobby and the TVs were playing actual TV instead of the closed circuit stuff, but nobody was really sure why. Some people said it was a plane crash at an airport. Didn't pay much attention to it anyway.

When I got home my mum called me into the front room just in time to see the second plane go into the south tower.

That's when I knew it was serious.

I remember it felt like I was watching a movie, couldn't imagine anything like it happening in real life. I was still young and it took a long time to realise just how important that moment was.

One thing I really remember was that the next day was the first time I picked up a newspaper and discussed current events with my friends.

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[–] MetalAegis 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I was 16, woke up to my dad saying "America is under attack!" watched the news till it was time to drive to school. When I got to class the TV was already on and the teacher explained what had happened, we watched it unfold all day. Most people were shocked, some of the more vapid kids seemed indifferent, I was actually kind of shocked at that.

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[–] CapinBoredface 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

There was an announcement over the PA that there would be a mandatory faculty meeting after school that day. Throughout the day children were getting sent to the principals office and not returning, found out later it's because their parents were pulling them out of school.

Aside from that, the teachers never let on that anything was amiss and it happened to be my best friends birthday so we were mostly just stoked to go over to his house after school for his party.

When we got out of school his dad was waiting for him, which we thought was part of his birthday until he told me that I should go straight home because my parents would probably want to see me.

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[–] Its_over_9000 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

We just turned the tube on in social studies and watched the towers fall instead of class. My teacher thought the towers must have been rigged up with bombs based on the way the towers fell straight down like a controlled demolition. I wonder if she still thinks about that.

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[–] CommanderPao 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

As I got older I hadn't heard those theory's but thought to myself they seemed awful controlled for such a random event.

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[–] Its_over_9000 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yeah, I dunno. I've read a little about it on both sides and it's complicated. Both are making plausible-sounding arguments, but without understanding the complicated physics behind steel buildings and jet engines, you're really left just decided who you trust. Count me as a big undecided. Wouldn't put it past the government or some insider group to engineer it all, but I just don't know.

I do know there are lots of people who will take authority on its word and then repeat that claim as if it and all the knowledge behind it was theirs. That fucking bothers me. I bet 99% of people who claim the towers fell from office fires or jet fuel or whatever have no fucking clue what they're spouting off about, even if they happen to be right.

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