Boston is a tough and resilient town.
So its people,
I'm supremely confident that Bostonians will pull together to take care of each other and move forward as one proud city,
and as they do, the American people will be with them every single step of the way.
A city whose heart may be broken, but whose spirit is not.
We want to welcome you to the special edition of CNN Student News.
Today's entire show is about Monday's terrorist attack in Boston.
The victims, the reactions, the investigation .
When we produced yesterday's program, the bombings had just happened.
We didn't have a lot of details.
We have more now, and that's where we'll start things off today.
The two bombs that went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon exploded 12 seconds apart.
Three people were killed, more than 170 others were wounded.
Early reports about other possible explosives turned out to be wrong.
One runner, Jennifer Tracy was in the marathon and recording on her phone when the first bomb went off.
That was the moment when the day changed.
John Berman fills in the time line leading up to the blast and immediately afterwards.
A picture-perfect third Monday in April.
Patriot 's Day and the day of the 117th Boston Marathon.
At 9:32 A.M the elite women racers take off from Hopkinton on the 26.2 mile course on the way to Boston's Back Bay.
Almost two and a half hours later, the first elite runners start crossing the finish line, wave after wave of runners, thousands of them follow.
Then about 2:50 in the afternoon,it happens.
An explosion near the finish line.
12 seconds later, another explosion.
About a block up a crowded Boylston Street.
They were hanged up bad, severe lacerations, amputees, a lot of shrapnel.
You know, they were pretty big explosions.
They were banged, a lot of blood everywhere.
Emergency teams and law enforcement scramble.
Get all units in this city to this scene now.
able to quickly return to a previous good condition
He'll get over it,young people are amazingly resilient.
a particular way of thinking, feeling, or behaving, especially a way that is typical of a particular group of people, an activity, a time, or a place
We need a spirit of enterprise if we are to overcome our difficulties.
the act or process of examining a crime, problem, statement, etc. carefully, especially to discover the truth
The accident is under investigation.
a person who loves their country and, if necessary, will fight for it
The patriot sticks to his moral principles.
to make people obey a law, or to make a particular situation happen or be accepted
The police are responsible for the enforcement of the law.