June 24, 2012
Brooklyn JHS 292 Teens Visit 9/11 Memorial, Throw Trash Into Reflection Pools
The New York Dept. of Education has launched an investigation over reports that a group of middle school students were caught throwing trash into the reflecting pools of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum during a recent school field trip[...]Besides trash:
Eyewitnesses told the Daily News that the kids threw empty soda bottles and baseballs into the pools — marking the original footprints of the World Trade Center towers.
In addition, one of the students reportedly tried to bring firearm ammunition into the site. Police said they found three .33-caliber rounds in a plastic bin in the security area.Respect is taught and these "teens" parents have failed miserably in their parenting skills.
“It really is so sad that anyone would disrespect the souls that were lost in the terrorist attacks back on 9/11,” said Al Hagan, president of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association.So much for "learning from mistakes".
“One can only hope that these children do not become lost and that they learn from their mistakes.”
“No one was disrespecting. It wasn’t nothing like that,” said one student. “No one was being serious. Everyone was kind of bored and it was just something to do.”
BTW, where were the school staff? Looking the other way?