On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was teaching English at Fillmore Central High School in Harmony, Minn. That morning, underclassmen were getting their pictures taken for the yearbook, and my students had been dismissed to the old gym, where the pictures were taken. When one of my students returned to the classroom, she told me that a tower went down in New York City. The other students returned, news spread quickly, and the students wanted to see the collapse on the TV news. I did not have a television in my room, but the teacher across the hall had one; she and her students were already watching. My students joined them and watched in disbelief. For the rest of the day, students and teachers in the entire school could not accomplish anything because of the horror happening in New York. Everyone was so sad.