Trashy kids!

City school kids evicted from 9/11 memorial site after dropping trash in  fountains during field trip

New York Daily News:  A group of Brooklyn students on a school trip to the National September 11  Memorial & Museum were booted from the hallowed site after they callously  hurled trash into its fountains.

The vile vandals from Junior High School 292 in East New York treated the  solemn memorial — its reflecting pools honoring the nearly 3,000 people killed  in the terror attacks — like a garbage dump.

They kicked us out because of littering in the water. Kids were throwing  baseballs in the pond thing,” said eighth-grader Anthony Price, 14, of East New  York, who insisted he wasn’t one of the troublemakers.  In addition to the baseballs, witnesses reported seeing empty plastic soda  bottles and other refuse in the water on Thursday.

They were making jokes and throwing stuff in the fountain. It didn’t seem  like a big deal,” added another student on the trip who refused to give his  name.

Department of Education officials have launched an investigation into the  students’ shenanigans.

Tourists visiting the site Saturday said they were disgusted by the  students’ filthy acts.  “That is an absolute disgrace,” said Sharon Hooks, 55, a school teacher from  Hartford, Conn. “I don’t care if these children were too young to remember the  events of that day. They need to be taught to be respectful.”

Rene LaRosa, of Saddle Brook, N.J., pinned the blame squarely on the  shoulders of the students.  “If these kids were in middle school, then they’re old enough to know  better,” said LaRosa, a preschool teacher. “It’s a memorial. They showed an  absolute lack of respect.”

Even fellow students were offended.  “It’s terrible,” said Walter Douglas, 13, who said he was not on the trip but  heard about the incident from a friend. “You’re supposed to be there to remember  the people.”

In a separate incident on the same field trip, kids said one of their  classmates was busted for attempting to bring firearm ammunition to the  site.  “The kid had three bullets when they went through the metal detector,” said a  JHS 292 student who wouldn’t give his name because he feared the other kids  might take revenge.

“All the kids saw the cops come and take the bullets,” the boy added.  Police said they discovered three .33-caliber rounds in a plastic bin in the  security area of the monument on Thursday, but they did not make any  arrests.

Memorial spokesman Michael Frazier confirmed Saturday that the students were  removed from the site for tossing refuse into the reflecting pools, which  mark the footprints of the twin towers.

“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.  “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.

The 9/11 Memorial opened for the 10th anniversary of the 2001 attacks last  year. It is “a tribute of remembrance and honor” to those killed on Sept. 11,  2001.

Where were the “teachers” while this was taking place?  Why weren’t they controlling the kids? Disrespectful little brats.

DCG

5 responses to “Trashy kids!

  1. My first question was where were the teachers?? Then I remembered when we went on field trips we never acted like this EVER!!! We were just so happy to be going somewhere. This stuff starts at home, period!

  2. Rotten little cretins.

  3. And these are our future…….?

  4. I was just there a few weeks ago and the emotion is palpable there. I had goosebumps, and like me, several other people were crying or had tears in their eyes. That these little SOB’s could do such a thing is disgraceful. Thank God the people at the site kicked out on their butts.

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