It was mid-morning on Sept. 11, 2001, and Nathan Rylas was sitting in his second grade classroom in the Panther Valley Elementary School, eager to watch a movie.
"They turned on the TV to show the movie, and the towers going down was the first thing everybody saw. Nobody knew what happened because they turned the TV off real fast," he said.
The baffled students were sent home.
"I came home and my Mom was bawling her eyes out. I was confused, I didn't know why," he recalls.
His mother explained to him what was happening.