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Onijhia Jones, an 18-year-old senior at Al Raby School for Community and Environment, fought back tears as he watched live footage of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in his civics class Friday.

Jones, who lives in Garfield Park, was only 8 when the tragic events of that day unfolded. A few days shy of the tenth anniversary he watched – for the first time ever – what really happened.

“(Today) was the first time I saw any of it,” he said, standing outside the school’s north entrance after classes let out for the day.

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