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A teen boy working on perfect attendance returned to school the very next day after he was hurt in the attack on a New York City bike path
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Tribeca truck rampage on Tuesday, but offers no evidence to support their claim
Sayfullo Saipov is accused of driving a truck down a Manhattan bike path, killing 8 and injuring 12
One of the two high school students injured in the deadly terror attack on a New York City bike path returned to classes the day after to keep his perfect attendance record.
City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña says 17-year-old Noah Salz, of Brooklyn, was back at Stuyvesant High School on Wednesday, a day after being hurt when authorities say Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov drove a rented truck down the West Side path, killing eight people and injuring 12.
The injured include Salz, a 14-year-old girl and two adults who were on a school bus hit by the truck. The girl remains hospitalized.
Farina says Salz told his mother he couldn't miss school because he was working on his perfect attendance. When the teen's bus didn't show up Wednesday, his mother used a car service to bring him to school.
Salz's mother, Kim Salz, told News 4 Friday, "He is a child of routine. We asked him every which way, 'Are you hurt?' And he insisted he was fine, he just didn't like to miss school."
Kim Salz was waiting for her daughter to get off the school bus in front of their Windsor Terrace apartment building when her cellphone rang with a panicky phone call from Noah.
"In a shaky, shaky voice, he said, 'Mommy, you have to come and get me out of this place,'" Kim Salz said.
"I didn't know anything about what had happened until that moment, and then I still didn't realize everything that had happened until a bit later," she said.
Kim Salz says she and her son are both trying to process what happened.
"He will tell me little bits and pieces and parts of the story and how he was scared," she said. "I'm not really sure how he will process it. That remains to be seen."
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the terror organization offered no evidence to support their claim. The group called Saipov a "soldier of the Caliphate"