And They Fell

Students’ cellphones began to ring and teachers collected them (in strict adherence to the “don’t hear, don’t see” rule) without knowing who was calling. Parents redialed frantically to tell their children “I’m okay” or “Uncle Billy didn’t go into work, thank God”.

Until Maggie Reath logged onto the internet- going against the rules- no one knew what happened. Her piercing scream could be heard in the Science Wing. A teacher approached to find out the problem, but all Maggie could do was point at the screen.

The room gasped as they saw the images. The Towers, their own Towers fell.

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