NYC Teens Trash 9/11 Memorial

...and one tries to bring in bullets

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 25, 2012 9:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – During a class trip to the 9/11 memorial, New York City junior high students were on less-than-charming behavior, hurling trash and other items into its reflecting pools. "Kids were throwing baseballs in the pond thing," one student tells the New York Daily News. The education department is investigating the incident, which followed one student's attempt to bring several bullets into the monument, the Daily Intel notes. He was halted at the metal detector.

As for the littering, it was no big deal, one student insists: "No one was disrespecting. It wasn’t nothing like that," the teen noted. "Everyone was kind of bored and it was just something to do." But not all the kids were so blasé, notes the Daily News: “It’s terrible,” says one 13-year-old not on the trip. “You’re supposed to be there to remember the people.” There were no arrests, but the kids were kicked out.

The 9/11 memorial.   (Getty Images)
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