Ponca City Students Had Unforgettable Trip

Ponca City Now - October 8, 2013 9:22 am

A group of Ponca City eighth graders were visiting Washington D.C last week during the government shutdown.

The class had tours scheduled, but most were canceled because national museums weren’t open.

On top of that the students were headed to the capital when the women rammed the White House gates.

Brooke Dyer, parent supervisor said they didn’t know what was going on at the time.

" As were coming up the escalator off the metro to walk to the capital, which wasn’t very far away Frank Lucas’s secretary, who was wonderful was standing at the top yelling, ‘get the kids down or get them away from here there has been a shooting,’” Dyer said.

Also, the group was at the national mall an hour before the protester lit himself on fire.

The trip wasn’t all bad though.

Monuments were suppose to be closed, but guards were keeping them open.

And the students got to visit the Washington National’s Baseball Stadium and watch congress debate.

Dyer said this was a trip they will never forget.

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