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For millennials, terror attacks may be the 'new normal'

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For Tyler Cipriani, terror attacks have become the norm. For Tyler Cipriani, terror attacks have become the norm.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

If you're a millennial, meaning under 33 years old, for most of your life you've lived with the Internet, cell phones, and the threat of terrorist attacks.

Johannah Flamboras has worked at Dan's Barber Shop for 16 years. She was there, cutting hair, when she found out about 9/11.

"A lot of people were wondering, is this the start of something? Should we all be ducking?" Flamboras said.

She says it's the day everything changed.

"Security got tighter, and of course you hear horror stories…You never know if you're gonna get on the wrong plane," Flamboras explained.

She remembers a time before terrorism and school shootings. A world where she felt safe.

That's a reality Tyler Cipriani has never really known.

"I was in third grade when 9/11 happened, and from there, it's been like one after another. It's just become the norm," Cipriani said.

It's the reality Cipirani's describing that concerns Flamboras more than anything.

"Where does it end? It doesn't…if this is the new normal than it's really, really sad," Flamboras said.

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