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Horizon Science Academy students climb 110 flights of stairs to simulate 9/11

Horizon Science Academy students climb 110 flights of stairs to simulate 9/11

Students from Horizon Science Academies of Springfield and Toledo took to the stairs on 9/11.

20 cross-country runners and seven other students ran up and down 110 flights of stairs to simulate the number of flights first responders climbed in World Trade Center 16 years ago.

Some students split the run but seven of them did all of it.

"We're doing it because it's really important to us that our students learn about what 9/11 was," Horizon Science Springfield Principal Erin Schreiner said. "None of them were born at the time. They have no experience with what it is but we need them to understand, even though it's a difficult lesson, that sometimes in our history bad things happen and we need to learn from these things. "

During water breaks, facts and pictures were shared from the events in 2001.

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