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Some junior high students are accused of tossing garbage into the reflecting pools at the September 11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan. 

The students were on a field trip from JHS 292 in East New York, Brooklyn.

Visitors, New Yorkers, and 9/11 family members Fox 5 spoke to were saddened and perplexed.

Anthoula Katsimatides lost her brother on 9/11.  She says she would have pulled the children aside if she had been there at the time.

"These kids just need to be educated about what happened there," Katsimatides said.

The students were thrown out of the hallowed site after reportedly throwing everything from baseballs to plastic soda bottles in the memorial that sites on the footprints of the former World Trade Center twin towers.

It did not end there. The NYPD said one junior high student was caught trying to bring ammunition through the metal detector at the entrance to the memorial site.

New York Public Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott says the matter is under investigation.

"Why the student had the bullets, I don't know," Walcott says.  "There is a police investigation and we're talking to the parents."

The chancellor says that just because it is the end of the school year does not mean that the students can not be punished.  He didn't elaborate.

The 9/11 Memorial opened last year for the 10th anniversary of the attacks that brought down the towers.

The memorial is described as a national tribute of remembrance and honor to the men, women, and children killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 at the World Trade Center.

President Barack Obama visited the site earlier this month with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

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