They were "bored", you see:
Um... How did students have Sodas' in a NY school least of all. (Nanny State) And why take baseballs on a field trip? And where were the guardians?The New York Dept. of Education has launched an investigation over reports that a group of middle school students were caught throwing trash into the reflecting pools of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum during a recent school field trip.
Eyewitnesses told the Daily News that the kids threw empty soda bottles and baseballs into the pools — marking the original footprints of the World Trade Center towers.
But it gets better.
They were taking ammunition too? What kind of school is this?In addition, one of the students reportedly tried to bring firearm ammunition into the site. Police said they found three .33-caliber rounds in a plastic bin in the security area.
I like this next part.
(...) Al Hagan, president of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association. “One can only hope that these children do not become lost and that they learn from their mistakes.”
But that’s not likely.
One student told the newspaper that “no one was disrespecting. It was nothing like that. Everyone was kind of bored and it was just like something to do.”
“They were making jokes and throwing stuff in the fountain,” said another student. “It didn’t seem like a big deal.”