Students studying abroad in France safe after attack


The nine Lehigh students studying abroad in France on a Lehigh-led program are safe following a terrorist attack in Nice, France, Lori Friedman, Lehigh’s director of media relations, wrote in an email.

A terrorist killed 84 people and injured dozens more when he drove a truck through a crowd watching fireworks to celebrate Bastille Day last night. The students, along with two Lehigh leaders, were not in Nice at the time of the attack. Friedman said one student had planned to travel to Nice this morning but canceled his trip. The group is studying at a university in Paris, and that university has “implemented additional security measures for entry to their facility and are offering counseling to all students living there,” Friedman wrote.

The U.S. Department of State has not issued a travel warning for any place in Europe, but the Worldwide caution that was issued in March because of recent terrorist attacks is still in effect.

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