Local high school teaches students about 9/11 through discussion

Glenn Vaught, a psychology professor at Grovetown High School, said he remembers September 11th, 2001, like it was yesterday.

"I was finishing a college class with Dr. Stephen Clements at ASU," Vaught said. "When it happened, I knew right away that this was going to be a life changing event, for not only myself but America and the world, in general. So, since I was studying to teach, I knew this would be another chapter that we needed to add to."

Twelve years later, Vaught shares his first hand experiences with his class.

"Certainly they were probably 3 or 4 or 5 years old and we know they're not going to have that much of a memory," Vaught said of his young students, "however, we do. The teachers do. So we try to impose our memory on their day and try to walk them through the day, and try to tell them exactly what happened in our day."

While the details of 9-11 may be gruesome Vaught said his students are old enough to discuss them.

"It does no good to water down things. We need to tell them exactly what happened. They're old enough to understand that they're was death involved and a major catastrophe on our soil."

Videos, discussions and library resources are just a few of the ways this high school informs its students of that day that America will never forget.