Students at Wesson Attendance Center reflect on 9/11 victims & tornado that damaged school


WESSON, Miss. (WJTV) — A school is remembering the September 11th attacks as well as a tornado that rolled through Wesson, Mississippi damaging parts of the school there.

Inside Wesson Attendance Center, dozens of students, teachers, and parents filled the gym remembering the events of 9/11.

It’s been 15 years.

“You know we don’t want that ever to be forgotten,” Principal Marilyn Phillips said.

Kim San was a 1-year-old when the terrorist attack happened.

” It’s really sad to think about all the families that were hurt,” she said.

The pep rally Friday not only remembered the 9/11 attack but paid tribute to first responders, like the ones who came to the Attendance Center in February after a tornado touched down.

“We suffered damage mostly in our high school library,” Phillips said.

“We got a new roof on areas that needed a roof and were patching here and there but for the most part we’re back up and going,” she said.

Many homes were also damaged in the storm. Despite everything, they’ve gone through, spirits are high.



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