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September 11, 2009

Tuning Out Fear

As America marks the 8th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, one Michigan teacher is still dealing with the legacy of the incident. Vic Gregory had his dream job as a drag car racer. He left that to teach auto shop at his alma mater, Fordson High School in Dearborn, Mich. The school has a high number of students from the Middle East. The day after 9/11, there was a bomb threat and school officials wondered how to keep the teenagers safe. 

The teachers and the students had to redefine themselves after 9/11. These days, Vic says that his auto shop program is helping kids get jobs and feel proud of their heritage.

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