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Oklahoma Students Visit Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum for First Time

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Many Oklahoma students gathered at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum on the 15th Anniversary of the Murrah Bombing to see the site for the first time. Many Oklahoma students gathered at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum on the 15th Anniversary of the Murrah Bombing to see the site for the first time.
Eighth-graders from Jenks learn about Oklahoma's history at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. Eighth-graders from Jenks learn about Oklahoma's history at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.
A new law requiring Murrah Bombing education in Oklahoma schools will come into effect next school year. A new law requiring Murrah Bombing education in Oklahoma schools will come into effect next school year.

By Jennifer Pierce, NEWS 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Today is the first time many Oklahoma students will see the Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum.

A group of Jenks students traveled down the turnpike to experience the 15th anniversary first-hand. The eighth-grade history students were not even born when the Murrah Bombing took placed. But, for 14-year-old Carter Fox, he researched the events that led up to the bombing before touring the museum.

Fox and his classmates will learn more about the terrorist attack that shaped Oklahoma history.

On Tuesday, April 6 Governor Brad Henry signed a bill mandating the Murrah Bombing be included in Oklahoma's history curriculum. While many teachers already discuss the bombing with their classes, the bill makes it a formal and required part of students' education.

More: Governor Henry Signs Bill Making Murrah Bombing Required Learning

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