Students in Bay Ridge watch inauguration of President Trump

Middle schoolers at Saint Anselm Catholic Academy caught a break from class to watch the inauguration of President Donald Trump Friday.



Students say they felt emotions such as excitement, anxiety and hope for the future.



Seventh-grader Rosalia Stagnitta says she is fearful of what a Trump presidency means for her family in Cuba, but also says it won't stop her from being hopeful.



Many students held their hands together in prayer and stood up in respect for President Trump when the historic moment took place.



The school's principal says he wants to get students politically engaged and respectful of President Trump.



"These students really know, have to know that there's a big world out there it's not just Bay Ridge or wherever they live. It's a big world and they can see this now by seeing an important worldwide event," says Principal James McKeon.



The students say they've learned about politics all year, but watching the inauguration was an unbeatable lesson.


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