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that's it for us tonight. see you back here tomorrow. ac 360 starts right now. good evening. thanks for joining us. as many as nine dams have failed and officials fear more could give away at any moment. at least 12 lives now in north and south carolina. some places s.e.a.l. seeing more than two feet of rain in just the last couple of dates. entire neighborhoods are now under water. a curfew tonight in columbia. first responders carrying out hundred hes of rescues from houses, porches and roads turned into rivers.
>> try to kick tout back window of the truck. okay. >> he is crawling out of the truck right now. >> dangerous rescue there. they kicked in the window, pulled him to safety. tonight, officials say a lot more sceneses like this are likely in the next coming days. gary. >> anderson, the name of the street i'm standing on is rockbridge road and it's called that because the name of the span that crossed this lake, the forest lake was the rock bridge. but the bridge is now going from the deluge of rain and from the dam upstream. you can see right now, if a car came down the street, it would plunge into the lake. the rain has stopped for now, but people understandably remain on edge.
the deluge was sudden and intense. when this road collapsed in south carolina, sheriff's deputies put up barricades so no one would drive on the road but for some reason a man driving with a female companion did and this is what happened. the county sheriff is jim mathews. >> it was mostly submerged but a piece of the vehicle where she was able to get above the water and stay alive and breathe. >> reporter: rescuers got to the car. the driver was upside down as flood waters continued to rise and the woman had her window open and closer to rescuers that worked to grab her. >> they were able to get her out. i think she was holding on to one of the wheels of the car, but the man inside was trapped inside. they were not able to get him out. >> reporter: when the water went down, fire officials and sheriff's deputies came to the scene where they recovered the lifeless body of the man inside the car. all over that region, boat rescues have been taking place. grateful people being brought to safety. angela williams is one of the victim floods.
>> what i got on my body is what we have. everybody down there has lost everything this morning. our vehicles, our clothes, everything, but the best thing is that we still have our lives. >> reporter: late this afternoon, many residents received recorded phone calls that nearby dams were being topped and to go to shelters. >> this is jojo. this is evy. >> reporter: who are they? >> mr. fluff, mrs. fluff and fluffy. >> reporter: you-all evacuated? >> mandatory evacuation. >> reporter: they just arrived at this shelter and there is great concern. >> my heart is literally coming out of my chest. >> reporter: there is much flooding in this area. incredibly, this is the ninth far way of the green hill golf club. sadly it's become the ultimate water hole. it's become a river with literally a current, six of the holes of this manhole covered with water and because we're so far away from the coast, most
people here don't have flood insurance so the owner of the golf course says it's very likely he won't be able to afford to reopen it. with waters expected to continue to rise, an entire region wonders what might happen next. >> incredible these images. gary, can you explain again, it took my eyes a few seconds to adjust to where you are. that road is washed away and drops off there? >> reporter: right. this was a bridge that connected this neighborhood and the water just rolled down this lake. this is not a river. this is not something that has waves. it's a lake. a quiet peaceful lake and the dam was topped and all of a sudden, this bridge just collapsed. there is yellow police tape but people are used to zooming down the street and obviously the police are being careful to keep motorists away because this is treacherous, dangerous and a great concern, anderson that bridges around this area, they know that. government officials and police
are telling us many of the bridges they believe are compromised by all the rain falling down so they are concerned about the possibility of this happening to other bridges. >> gary, be careful out there. now more on the rescues, hundreds by now, including the one that took place over this flooded neighborhood 20 miles north of charleston. this is from a helicopter lifting people from rooftop including christi and her 15 month old daughter you see there safe in her mom's articles, incredible rescue. kristi joins us now along with kylan and kylan's dad. thanks for taking the time. incredibly stressful time. when did you realize you needed to call the coast guard for help? >> actual the coast guard we knew we needed help around midnight sunday morning, however, i think it was around 5:30 in the morning on sunday the second attempt of calling 911 didn't get us anywhere and we knew something had to be
done. that's when i googled the coast guard and gave them a call and they sprang into action. >> i mean, ian, how were you able to get to a place where you could actually be airlifted? >> the water was actually rising so fast i was worried the water would come up under the house and knock the house off the pylons it sits on. i actually decided to go out to the front of the house on the front steps and i sat on the front steps and literally waited for any sign of a person to go by, any sign to hear somebody, a neighbor came by, i flagged him down and he drove the boat to the front steps. we all got in it, and he took us around the corner to kind of a meeting spot at another
neighbor's house. when we got there, there was a few other neighbors there that had been rescued from their homes and that's where we had the coast guard come and rescue christi and kylan. >> we have the video of them being rescued. i think kylan was doing an imitation of a helicopter sound earlier. what was that like? were you afraid? >> it was terrifying, yes. i can't really think of the right word that could describe really what i was feeling. but it was absolutely terrifying. >> ian, for you -- >> not only for myself -- >> sorry, go ahead. >> sorry about that. >> not just for myself but just for, you know, my daughter, our entire family, our neighborhood. the entire experience was really scary. >> and ian, for you, you watched them both getting rescued. the helicopter actually couldn't rescue you and your son, why not? >> that's correct.
they actually they flew around looking for the house. there was no way to really know the address of the house at that point because everything was so flooded. so they kind of just flew around looking for us. i actually had to grab a flag off the side of the house and i had to hop up on to a handrail. i didn't want to, but we had to find a way to get a signal to the helicopter. >> wow. >> so our neighbor's wife actually held onto the back of my shirt while i stood up on the handrail and waved the flag back and forth and i mean, i was probably 25 feet off the ground at that point like straight down. so it was pretty terrifying. >> they were taken up by the helicopter. how did you and your son get out? >> three or four neighbors had john boats, and they just kind
of went around and they came to us first. they got everybody out of that spot. we all went to dry land, and then they went around to all the other houses and got everybody they needed to get out of there. they got everybody out. our neighborhood is basically who saved us. >> to have neighbors like that definitely brings people together. >> most definitely. >> thank you so much. wish you the best. >> thank you so much, anderson. >> thank you so much, anderson, we really appreciate it. >> the danger is not over yet. our meteorologist tom joins us with the latest. tom, this record-breaking rainfall, as many as nine dams failing, what's the latest tonight? >> not only nine dams but reports in the last 24 hours, as many as 30 breaches of different dikes and dirchbt live levees. with this historic rainfall in the coming days it will be historic river flooding. washing away river gauges but
small tributaries get into the lower rivers and the flow is from the northwest to the east, southeast. heavy rainfall that was in greeneville will go in ordinary colombia. heavy rain in southern counties of north carolina will start to slide down toward myrtle beach. then from colombia, making it way to charleston, i really fear that the tremendous amount of pressure on the river banks will lead to maybe more breaches and more failures of dike, levees and dams and where the tributaries come together and east over, cross, down to charleston, george town which the submerge could be, looking at catastrophic problems. they have their hands full trying to forecast where the crest will be and where it will move next. >> any idea when this will let up? >> it is letting up now. there is rainfall. let's look at the last 48 hours, what you're going to see was
good news, the eastern plume of this moisture river was making its way northward but rainfall rates up to four inches an hour last night and with heavy rain in north carolina that goes into south carolina rivers but now it's lighting up and more of a head game now. let me take you back, too. as we go back and look at the moisture feel with this, we haven't talked about the bahama islands. it's been obliterating the central islands. we have relief efforts being dropped from the air. many islands are without power and without communication. one relief worker said it's their katrina but rainfall eases up and i think it will be out by morning. now just watch the rivers rise. >> just incredible. tom, thank you very much. coming next, the search at sea for a crew that went down in hurricane joaquin. and later, a wounded survivor of the tragedy in rowsburg, oregon, speaking out for the first time about what she experienced in these
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the search at sea for a crew as we continue to follow the unfolding disaster on the flooded ground in south carolina, we're learning more about the storm tragedy that struck at sea. a container ship caught in the middle of hurricane joaquin with a crew of 33 including 28 americans, the search for survivors now underway. the latest from our alexander field.
>> reporter: an empty boat and lifeless body, the cargo ship alfaro sink likely thousands of feet down in the sea. not sure if you followed the weather at all, but there is a hurricane out here and we are heading straight into it, category 3. last we checked, winds are super bad. seas are not great. love to everyone. >> reporter: that's the last e-mail from one of 33 people aboard the ship that lost contact on thursday as hurricane joaquin slammed into the bahamas. winds raging at 140 miles per hour, waves crashing 50 feet high. the high winds and huge waves hampered early efforts to find el faro that left tuesday and scheduled to arrive in puerto rico on friday. >> if the vessel did sink on thursday and that crew was able to abandon ship, they would have been abandoning ship into a category four hurricane. >> reporter: the one recovered lifeboat is damaged and no signs
anyone was ever in it and no signs of el faro's other lifeboats. search crews are they hoping to find survivors in two debris fields where they spotted debris and life preservers. so far only one body has been spotted floating in a survival suit unidentifiable and unable to be recovered. >> the science is really just physiologically, how long can you survive in the water? in warm water four to five days then you look at the art of it, these are trained mariners. they know how to properly abandon ship. they know how to survive in the water. >> reporter: the coast guard says the ship lost power thursday morning, but officials haven't explained why, leaving it vulnerable to the force of the waves. it had previously taken on water and was already leaning over. 28 americans and five polish nationals all on board a ship
piled high with 391 containers plus 294 vehicles. among them according to the massachusetts maritime academy graduate school, chief griffin. >> mariners don't fear too much but they fear this, when their shipmates, their schoolmates, their friends, their family members are involved in a marine tragedy. >> reporter: the main maritime academy says there are reports four of their graduates were also on board. alexander field, cnn, new york. >> just terrible. we'll of course, be following this and storm-related stories throughout the night. we turn to politics and polling that shows donald trump leading but by a slimmer margin. the latest nbc news university numbers out of iowa showing a five-point trump lead over dr. ben carson and carly fiorina in third place. a month ago he was up seven points over dr. carson.
the trump lead continues in new hampshire with fiorina in second and bush in double digits at 11%. trump's lead shrunk. as always, a reminder, early polling may not predict much. on the other hand, cnn's dana bash discovered for a candidate like donald trump who places so much stock in numbers, polling could say a lot about his campaign's future. >> reporter: what would it take for donald trump to drop out of the race? >> if i was dropping in the polls where i saw i wasn't going to win, why would i continue? i'm a realist. i'm doing great in the polls. >> reporter: hot on trump's heels, carly fiorina campaigning the old fashioned way at a rotary club. >> here in new hampshire, we are all revealed because this is a place campaigning is intimate. >> reporter: there is nothing intimate about donald trump's campaign style, interviews and social media and then there was this, a "saturday night live" impersonation.
>> it's very simple, you see. i get in there, taxes go down. everybody gets a job. salaries go way up. we build a wall, it's huge. over in china, they're going to say, now, that's a wall. >> trump went after marco rubio retweeting a picture of the senator as a child that refers to him as little rube and says he doesn't have the swagger to run the country. no response from trump but defending himself from criticism to jeb bush who said his inexperience was reminisce about of president obama. >> he said the same kind of thing, new and improved. >> reporter: today rubio pushed back saying it's about ideas, not experience. >> if he had been in the senate for 50 years, i think he still would have met failers he's
meeting because his ideas don't work. >> seems like the race is tightening but a lot can change between now and february. >> so much can change. i was looking back at the polls thinking about the distance in time but between now and the iowa caucus. four months ago, if the caucuses were held then, guess who would have won the iowa caucuses? scott walker. he's not in the race right now. that i think is a very eliminating way to answer the question and look at the poll that you were talking about in new hampshire. john kasich did well in the first republican debate, and his numbers got much better in new hampshire which is where he's putting most effort. in this poll they cut in half in the past month because the second debate maybe he didn't leave as much as an impression. it's very, very volatile. but one thing does seem to be
consistent at least in the past several months, anderson, those never before elected officials candidates who have never been in public office, they are still doing pretty well. >> dana, thanks very much. quick reminder, the first democratic debate happens in a week. i'll be moderating tuesday night the 13th, 8:30 eastern time right here on cnn. one big question, of course, will vice president biden be there? new reporting on his decision to run shortly on the program tonight. will vice president biden be there? also, tonight, a pilot keeping his cool aboard a commercial hairliner. plus, the r survivor of the community college massacre in oregon, what she did to stay alive. here's to the explorers. those diagnosed with cancer who explored their treatment options by getting a comprehensive second opinion at cancer
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there is more breaking news, president obama will visit roseburg oregon on friday and meet privately with families and victims. the president was angry in the first remarks after the shooting, the fall semester had barely begun when a student opened fire. most of the carnage happened inside room 15 of snider hall where a writing class was meeting for just the second time. a room full of students just getting to know each other. tonight, we have new and exclusive details about the killings as survivor is sharing her story telling cnn what she saw and heard during the attack. >> i really don't know how i survived.
i don't know, i was actually planning on just, you know, waiting to see the black light, you know, just waiting not to see anything anymore. >> reporter: tracy hue lived because she played dead. >> i was sitting in the front of the classroom facing the teacher when everything happened. he just came in and shot in towards the back of the wall and told everybody to get in the center of the room. >> reporter: it was a fellow student but she didn't recognize him. >> he had a guns with him and he was armed. he had a bulletproof vest on, and he didn't seem like he was, like anxious or anything. he just seemed like he wanted to do that, and he seemed happy about it. he didn't seem stressed or nervous. when he came in, he told everybody to get on the ground so everybody tried to huddle to the ground and then the girl in the wheelchair tried to get -- she got off and tried to get
down on the ground -- >> reporter: wait, there was a woman in a wheelchair during this. >> yeah, and she had a dog with her but the dog was just on the ground, and she got off the chair. she went on the ground and then he told her to get back on the chair, and then she tried to climb back on the chair and he shot her. >> reporter: tracy didn't know it yet but the girl in the wheelchair was dead, serena dawn moore. in july moore posted this picture on facebook showing off her new service dog she named bullet. bullet survived. back in snider hall, the shooter continued to kill. did he say anything as he was going and systematically shooting people? >> he seemed like he was excited about everything. he was saying he was going to join us and he specified in one or two minutes and that he'll make it not painful at all for any one of us, he'll make it quick and easy. >> reporter: he turned his
attention to professor larry levine. he told the professor to get down on the ground, as well and he climbed down on the ground with us and started shooting everything on the ground and blood started splattering all over the place and that's when i knew that, this is it, i'm probably going to tie. i probably won't see my kids anymore. i probably won't see anybody anymore. >> reporter: face down on the ground hit by a stray bullet in the hand, she thought about her three children and waited to die. you said to me that you didn't believe this was happening. >> happening for real, no. >> reporter: what was it that made you realize this could be it? >> when i saw the bullet wound in the guy's head and the blood gushing out and all those, the warm, the warmth of those blood that was all over me. that's when i knew that it was real, and i remember whispering to one other person next to me, you know, he's only one person, we got to do something about it
or we'll die. >> reporter: but then heard the shooter make a promise, he would spare someone, a fellow student named matthew. what did he say. >> he said you're the lucky one, i'm going to let you live, but i'm going to need you to go and tell the police everything that happened and give them this and, you know, if you do all that then, you know, i won't kill you. >> reporter: he handed the man an envelope to give to the police and then started asking victims about their religion. >> he just asked them, are you christian? do you believe in god? and then they said yeah and he said good, i'll send you to god. you'll be visiting god pretty soon and shoots them. >> reporter: did he -- >> and then he asked them about them being catholic and they said yeah and he still shot them. >> reporter: then suddenly, his killing spree was interrupted by a guy passing the classroom who threatened to call police.
>> the guy that came in opened the door and tried to intervene, i heard him screaming i have a 6-year-old son, his birthday is today but he still shot him anyway. so he didn't give anybody any kind of remorse. >> reporter: turns out, that guy is a military veteran, his name is chris mintz, shot seven times and survived and must learn how to walk again. the shooter wasn't done. >> i heard him screaming ouch and then two more gunshots and then the guy that, the guy that had the envelope said he's down, he's down, everybody get up. so he -- i'm assuming that he probably got shot by the cops, and then he couldn't do anything anymore so he shot himself. >> reporter: her story matching what the authorities determined, police said they shot him first, neutralizing him and the medical examiner determined the student shooter killed himself. >> the paramedics came and helped me out. the police were very helpful. they all thought i was injured
because i was soaked in blood from head to toe, but, you know, i just told them that, you know, i'm fine for them to go to the other people because everybody else needs their help. >> reporter: tracy hue rose from the floor to find she was only one of three people in her class able to walk away. the rest dead or too badly injured to get out on their own. hugh says she survived because she was covered in blood from head to toe, the shooter thought she was dead. today, she carries around a momento from that terrible day, the bloodstained from the verdicts because turns out their blood saved her life. >> just so sickening what this person did, i mean, what happened when she was finally able to walk out of the room? >> reporter: she went to walk out of that room and actually, the man matthew that had gotten
that message and that envelope from the shooter told her stop, wait, don't go outside. there might be someone else with a gun, be careful. eventually, she walked out and went to the bathroom and started screaming because she saw another gun inside of the bathroom, soon she saw paramedics and they helped her but she said listen, i don't need help. there are people in the classroom much worse than myself. she left with two broken bones because the bullet went through her hand and broke some bones in her arm. >> just unbelievable. sarah, appreciate you doing that interview. coming up, i'll speak with the mother and brother that of another young woman that survived the shooting. she was injured and still in the hospital. we'll find out how she is doing. the last thing a community in mourning needs but accusations john hanlin posted a link to a conspiracy video about the sandy hook shooting. hear what the sheriff has to say as people call for his resignation.
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again, the breaking news tonight, president obama travels to roseburg, oregon, on friday. in the meantime, there are calls for the local sheriff to resign. the reason dates back to the sandy hook killings when sandy hook elementary school shooting happen. a conspiracy theory emerged claiming it wasn't real and there are still idiots that believe this. people posted videos saying it was a hoax and devastated parents were actually actors. hard to believe anybody could possibly buy into that and harder to believe the sheriff may be the ones that did. that's the allegation that surfaced. kyung lah looks into it tonight. >> reporter: john hanlin heading the mass shooting investigation that killed nine people at umpqua community college denying he posted a video to facebook. you didn't post it? >> no, no, no, i know what you're referring to.
that's not a conspiracy theory belief that i have. >> reporter: that belief on this viral video. it ludicrously claims sandy hook is a hoax cooked up by the government to take citizens' guns away the video mored than 11 million times calls the victims' families actors and claims a murder first graders are still alive. on the sheriff's facebook page this post removed linking to the youtube video with this comment, this makes me wonder who we can trust anymore, watch, listen and keep an open mind and while he says he didn't post it, it was on his personal facebook page since 2013. >> the idea of having this man, it's beyond hypocrisy to have this man charged with leading the investigation. >> reporter: the brady campaign siting the facebook conspiracy post called for the sheriff to step down. >> he's a delusional conspiracy theoriest who needs to think
about the things to do to prevent future tragedies like this from happening and so to the extend that wearing a badge keeps him in that position, no, he does not deserve to be wearing a badge. >> reporter: the campaign points to this letter posted on the department's facebook page sent to vice president joe biden, the sheriff writes gun control is not the answer to preventing heinous crimes like school shootings. he tells the vice president, federal restriction on the second amendment shall not be enforced by me or by my deputies, even pledging to stop any federal agents from doing so in his county. the letter is dated one month after sandy hook on the heels of his county's own tragedy, he tells cnn this. >> this isn't the time and this isn't the place to have the conversation about my position political or not on gun control. >> so i mean, has the sheriff explained at all why this is on his personal facebook page?
he says it's not his views. >> yeah, we've tried to reach him throughout the day. numerous times with e-mails, cell phone calls, the sheriff who is once so readily accessible is not responding to any of our request for further explanation. >> thanks, appreciate it. the shooting in oregon ended nine lives and changed many more. one of the young women that survived being shot cheyenne fitzgerald is still in the hospital. her condition has been upgraded. you can find a link to the gofundme page her family has set up for her on ac360.com. her mother and brother join me tonight. thank you both for being with us. first of all, how is cheyenne doing? >> she's doing good right now. she's been upgraded. she has a couple down falls, the entry wound she got was -- hurt some ribs and everything so she had cracked ribs she hasn't known about. but she's doing really good, not
real good but, you know, as good as she can be. >> has she been able to tell you what she experienced? >> we're not going there as a family is what happened in there. we have respect for the victims and all the other family members, when they want to tell their story, they can. they seen horrible things in there and it's not my place to talk about it. >> that's understandable. bonnie -- >> but i can tell you anything you want to know about her. >> well, i'm just wondering, bonnie, you couldn't reach her on the phone. you went to the hospital and said your mom's intuition something was wrong. >> right. >> and just -- >> yes -- >> she's always been like this any time us boys put her to the test, she always finds us. we can't stay hidden or evade her even in a crisis situation. >> jessie, i understand cheyenne sounds like remarkable young woman. she is 16 years old and finished high school early attending
college to become a nurse. tell us about her. >> she's just incredible. she's really -- she's inspirational to us and our family. she's one of the last piercings in my life, awesome and genuine and a real person. she loves nature and that's why she was becoming a nurse. she wants to help people and better the community and give back. you know, she's just incredible, you know. she's -- i just, i hope that she can pull through this mentally and -- it's just -- i just love my baby sister and i just hope the best for her from here forward. >> we know that now president obama is going to be traveling to roseburg on friday to meet with families. if you have an opportunity to meet with him, what would you say? >> really? i would tell him to look where the problem really lies and quit
running the agenda of -- quit running the gun agenda. it's not the problem. it's mental health in america. it's obvious. all of us talk about it and i don't know why we're hiding from it. we waste so much money and resources where they shouldn't be, you know, overseas, we waste it on the war on drugs and lock people up for smoking pot when we could be dumping it into health care systems and really make an impact in the community and ourselves. it's -- that doesn't seem like our country is going the right direction and it's sad. >> i feel that our children should be able to protect themselves somehow. >> bonnie, what do you want people to know about cheyenne? >> she's incredible. she makes my everyday life very interesting. she's very happy on her way to her career that she was looking
to go towards. i want her better. i want to see her moving and happy and smiling and getting through this. >> well, i hope you're able to see that really quick and i appreciate -- >> i'm sorry. >> no, it's totally understandable. >> we're just exhausted from this week. >> we wish you the best and our thoughts and prayers are with cheyenne and you and your family. your family has a go fund me page to help with recovery and there is a link at ac360.com to support her. thanks very much. just ahead tonight, more breaking news, the sound of an emergency that every pilot trains for but also prays will never happen. the plane's captain was dying
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we have more breaking news tonight, we just obtained the audio of a co-pilot inside an american airlines flight. listen. >> medical emergency, captain is incapacitated. request handling for runway one-zero landing. >> ambulance will meet you. >> do they have a way to get in the airplane quickly or do we need to go to a gate. >> understood. as long as they a way to get on the airplane quickly to get to the captain. thank you. >> incredible how calm the first officer sounds. the pilot, who later died, fell ill during red eye flight from phoenix to boston. the first officer diverted the plane, every pilot trains for this type of emergency, certainly hopes it never actually happens. our aviation correspondent joins us with the latest what do we know? >> anderson, passengers tell our boston affiliate the voice over the p.a. system was quivering
when they were told the pilot wasn't feeling well and one passenger said he knew it was a serious situation. we don't know the official cause of death. that's still unclear but we do know that co-pilot took over and because there is a two-person in the cockpit rule, it was a flight attendant who was in the cockpit when that co-pilot safely landed the plane with 147 passengers. >> what happened when the plane was on the ground? >> when the plane was on the ground ambulance met the aircraft and first responders boarded and the captain was pronounced dead right there in the cockpit. passengers say that they had to wait for the pilot's body to be removed from the plane. terribly sad story but really does under score why it so critical for two pilots to be in the cockpit, one is always prepared to take over for whatever reason. the other cannot fly the plane,
anderson. >> rene, thank you. such a sad story. a lot more happening tonight, the 360 news and business bulletin. >> anderson, the medical aid group doctors without borders said the bombing is a war crime and calling for an independent investigation. at least 22 people, including 12 medical staff members, were killed. dozens were wounded. the aid group has pulled its remaining staff out. the pentagon says the bombing was an accident and will be fully investigated. vice president joe biden seems closer to jumping into the presidential race according to two senior democrats who have spoken to him in vent days. they say he has ramped up interest in the mechanics of the race. separately, they are reporting confidence of biden expect him to make a decision next weekend or shortly after. am track says a rocked flight on the tracks caused a passenger train to derail in vermont. at least two cars went off the track and over an embankment. >> just outside paris,
protesters broke into a board meeting at the headquarters of air france and attacked executives ripping off their shirts. the violence came after the company revealed plans to cut thousands of jobs. anderson? >> the special report about being 13. these days young people's sense of self has a lot to do with the selfie. it's never been easy being 13 but smart phones have changed everything from bullying to trying to fit in. a preview of the special report, next.
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safe to say smartphones have changed everything and many of the kids we talked about say we can't live without them. here is a preview of being 13. >> i literally feel like i'm going to die. i'd rather not eat for a week than get my phone taken away. it's really bad. >> when i get my phone taken away, i feel kind of naked. i feel like empty without my phone. >> i hate whenever i get my phone taken away. it is like the worst thing you can ever do to me. makes me so mad. i just want to rip my hair out. >> 57% of kids in this study said they would rather be grounded than lose their phone. meaning if they had to choose, they would rather be cut off from the real world than cyber world. >> we see a lot of evidence of -- if not out right addiction to social media, they need to be checking social media. we have very high rates of kids being anxious and worried from
might tell missing out on what their friends are doing online. beyond that, i think they are addicted to the image of themselves that they see reflected in the eyes of their f themselves they see reflected in the eyes of their peers. our special report "being thirteen" starts right now. the following is a cnn special report. welcome to the cnn special report "being thirteen, inside the secret world of teens." i'm anderson cooper. cell phones and social media have changed our lives. how has plugging in changed the way your kids are growing up. remember what being 13 felt like. fitting in being liked, answering the ultimate question, am i cool? now imagine middle school with social media, likes, followers, retweets. it's a scoreboard for a 24/7 popularity competition. just one of the reasons kids are hooked living more and more of their