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Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor and PAUS Teacher, Jenny Chung Shares her Story

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor and PAUS Teacher, Jenny Chung Shares her Story
Posted on 09/09/2015
By Jeb Sharp, PRI

One of the best pieces of advice Jenny Chung received after she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, was to avoid all media coverage of the attacks and their aftermath.

"I've gotten pretty good about being in a cave," she tells me.

It's more than two years later now. We happen to be talking the same week convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev broke his silence and apologized to his victims at his sentencing hearing.

"I saw a headline. 'He Speaks.' I was like, 'Oh, he spoke?' I really have kind of holed myself off," Chung says.

Her strategy is not without irony. Chung, 37, teaches 8th grade social studies in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

"It's hard because I have a requirement where students do a current events reading log and they have to report to me."

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