President Bush had planned to pay a visit to Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida on September 11 morning. The plan had been scheduled since August but was "only publicly announced on the morning of September 7", according to Allan and Thompson.
As reported by Daily Telegraph on December 16, 2001, official accounts, including the words of Bush himself, say Bush was first told of the attacks after he arrived at the school. According to reports by the ABC News and Washington Times, ex-President arrived at school shortly before 9:00 A.M. Alan Wood and Paul Thompson state that there are at least four reports which demonstrate that Bush was told of the first crash before he arrived at school. UK's Observer reported on September 16 that "Bush was driving to the school in a motorcade when the phone rang. An airline accident appeared to have happened. He pressed on with his visit."
The History Commons researchers believe that "claims of Bush's ignorance become harder to believe when one learns that others in his motorcade were immediately told of the attack."