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Resurfaced Footage Shows American High School Class React To 9/11

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Resurfaced Footage Shows American High School Class React To 9/11

Footage has re-emerged of a high school class reacting to the news of 9/11.

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On 11 September 2001, almost 3,000 people were killed after four commercial airliners were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists.

Two of those crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center in New York, while a third plane crashed into the Pentagon in Virginia.

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The fourth crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, following a struggle between passengers and hijackers.

In a clip shared on Reddit and TikTok, a class of teenagers can be seen laughing and joking around for the camera.

However, just moments later, they are seen sat in complete silence as they look up at a TV screen in the corner of the room, with rolling news covering the devastating attacks that were unfolding.

One image shows a student with his hand to his head, before covering his eyes with his hand.

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Credit: Reddit/TikTok
Credit: Reddit/TikTok

Another student can be heard in the background gasping: "Oh my God."

Some of the most poignant moments of our time have been captured on video, with people's ordinary lives interrupted by news that would change the world forever.

Earlier this year, a video resurfaced showing the moment a group of friends learned of the tragic death of Princess Diana in 1997.

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Alan Light and his friends were playing some cards in Iowa City, Iowa, on 31 August when the sad news broke.

Alan was trying out a new camcorder at the time, and the footage he captured shows the room dramatically shift from a relaxed and playful atmosphere to one of shock and sadness.

Princess Diana died aged 36 following a car crash in Paris, in which her partner Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul also died.

Credit: YouTube/Alan Light
Credit: YouTube/Alan Light
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Alan recently answered a few questions about the recording on his YouTube channel.

He said: "I was trying out a new camcorder by recording friends playing the card game UNO. When my mom called me to say that Diana was in a car crash I turned on the TV and I kept recording my friend's reactions."

He continued: "When CNN announced that Diana had died I didn't turn the camera back to the TV because I thought it was more interesting to capture my friends' reactions.

"Some people call this video the first of what are now called 'reaction' videos, a term that didn't exist in 1997 (and neither did YouTube)."

Featured Image Credit: Reddit/TikTok

Topics: terrorism, 9/11, US News, New York, Reddit, TikTok, Princess Diana

Dominic Smithers
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