A day that was supposed to be happy, joyful and memorable was turned into a horrific, sad and a different kind of memorable day. The day was not remembered the way it should have been. Tears of sadness and horror were shed instead of the expected cheerful ecstatic ones. Two explosions went off at the Boston marathon on April 15, 2013.
According to CNN 144 people were injured and three died. The two bombs were set off near the finish line of the marathon. Officials reported to CNN that they were about 50 to 100 yards apart.
For junior Katie Chamberlain this day was also filled with worry. Her older brother Danny Chamberlain, Minnehaha graduate, goes to college in Boston and was at the Boston marathon minutes before the bombings. Danny Chamberlain was at the marathon filming for a project but ended up using the footage he filmed for a tribute to the Boston people. Watch his tribute here.
Katie Chamberlain found out about the Boston bombing on her way to a lacrosse scrimmage. After her friends saw tweets about it she called her brother to make sure he was okay because she knew he was going to be at the marathon filming.
“After I knew he was safe I was very relieved especially because I knew he would be there,” said Katie Chamberlain. “I was very happy and I kind of just wanted him to be home at that point.”
After the bombing the search began to find out who did this to the people of Boston. For a while Boston was on lockdown and people weren’t supposed to leave their homes. This was for their safety because at that time there wasn’t a lot of information known about the suspects and if there were any other active bombs.
Two suspects were identified, brothers from Chechnya. One was killed in a shootout with the police and the other escaped but was later found injured in critical condition and was taken to a hospital. People are searching for answers; the investigation of the bombing and the suspects is going on right now.