'何てことだ,’ one student says as classroom learns of terrorist attack
A chilling video から 11 9月 2001 shows the moment a class full of high school students learned the nation was under attack.
ビデオ, “High School on 09/11/2001,” was uploaded to チクタク on Wednesday by the account @90s00s, and already has more than 1.6 百万ビュー.
At the beginning of the video, students at a school in Virginia can be seen cheerfully goofing off and mugging for the camera as a classmate films them.
Then a newscaster’s voice can be heard from a TV in the corner.
“At about 8:45 Eastern Time, a plane crashed into the foremost of those towers that are the World Trade Center,” the broadcaster says nervously. “The Pentagon is being evacuated as we speak now.”
A slow pan of the room shows all the teens’ eyes focused on the TV, their faces grim and unsmiling.
"何てことだ,” one student can be heard saying.
Another buries his face in his hands.
オン that day in 2001, 2,977 people died after Al Qaeda terrorists crashed airplanes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The Twin Towers were completely destroyed.
TikTokで, users commented with horror at the newly resurfaced video.
“Imagine being in that kind of shock,」と書いた. “I’d be devastated.”
“The loudest, yet quietest day I’ve ever lived,」別のコメント. “Those who remember, remember.”
“And we all stared at the TV like that every day for at least a month and watched it happen over and over again,” another remembered.
Some shared their own stories from that day, including some narrow escapes.
“My mom worked there. She had a meeting but the pool guy was late so she took the call from home,” one recalled. “She heard it all on the call.”
Others compared the students’ reactions to how Americans process tragic news today.
“Nowadays we hear about a new shooting and aren’t fazed by it,」と書いた. “We are desensitized.”