Several of us ran into the lunch room and told the other students and the teachers. The teachers did not believe us, thinking we were pulling some sick prank. We didn’t hear any more until I was sitting in Mrs. Shelby’s English class and the principal, S.C. Doss, came on the intercom and announced that the president had been shot and was dead. Mrs. Shelby started crying and many of the other students just sat there in disbelief. Unfortunately, we had a few students who did not like Kennedy who were smiling and happy.