The principal at Shanksville-Stonycreek School, three miles from the crash site, calls Somerset County’s 9-1-1 center to ask whether she should evacuate the building. When the airliner crashed, the school building shook and the windows rattled. Some students were told by their teachers to take shelter under their desks. Others students ran to the windows to see the large cloud of black smoke rising from the crash site.1

1 Accounts from Shanksville Stony Creek School Personnel. Honor Flight 93. n.d. May 13, 2011<http://www.honorflight93.org/>