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Students react to Wednesday's events at the US Capitol

Posted at 6:02 PM, Jan 07, 2021

Scared and confused were some of the words students at Arnaudville Middle School used when describing how they felt about the events that took place on Wednesday at our nation's Capitol.

One seventh grader said, "It made me feel scared because...what if they do that over here."

Another said, "I don't get why they did it, but most people did it because they felt it was the right way to make themselves known to the public and get their point through."

Ory Hebert, the student's social studies teacher decided to take the events that took place on Wednesday and turn it into a history lesson to tie into what they had already learned about weeks before about mob psychology.

"You try to use what you can, so as I am talking to them about the Boston Massacre, the Whiskey Rebellion and Shay's Rebellion, I can tie into that, you know this is true, you know how mobs work," he says. "If you've ever been to a football game and ripped off your shirt, or started yelling at the game, you understand mob psychology."

Mr. Hebert says that most of his students asked questions such as, "Why did they do this?", "What's the point of it all?", and "Who is the president?", but others expressed their fear of the future.

Kaydon Babineaux, one of Mr. Hebert's seventh grade students told us, "If this happens more, then there might be a war between both sides...and that's what makes me scared."

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