Brian Stayte’s 9/11 Experience
On September 11, 2001 Mr. Brian Stayte was 24 years old and was driving to a job fair at Purdue University. "I was planning on meeting with the FBI, but when I go to the job fair, their booth was vacant," Stayte said. He left the job fair and went to his brother's house on campus for lunch. That's when he saw the news. "It was very surreal," Stayte said. "Like a scene from a movie,or something."
Kathy Faulkenberg’s 9/11 Experience
On September 11, 2001 Mrs. Kathy Faulkenberg was 30 years old and teaching at Northwood Elementary School.
Faulkenberg was eating lunch when it all happened. "I couldn't believe it," Faulkenberg said. At first she thought there had been a bomb, "I continued to watch the news to see what had really happened, and to see if people were in danger inside those buildings."
After school, Faulkenberg drove straight home to be with her family, and continued watching the news.
Amy Selby’s 9/11 Experience
On September 11, 2001 eighteen year old Amy Selby was driving to class at IUPUI.
“I heard the radio announcer describe the events. I was late to class so I went in and actually interrupted the professor to tell them what I had heard. Another student was late and shared what he heard as well,” Selby said. “I saw video replays all day on TVs around campus. I honestly didn’t know what to think. I turned the radio up to listen to make sure I heard it correctly.”
Campus was very quiet. Normally a hustling and bustling campus it was very calm and people really didn’t talk. People were gathered around TVs around campus to watch what was going on.
“I stayed on campus for classes; if I remember correctly classes weren’t cancelled,” Selby said. “I talked to my mom on the phone and she said to be very aware of my surroundings in case there was another attack.”