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Virginia college, university students abroad being contacted

Natalie DiFusco-Funk, a fifth grade teacher at West Salem Elementary School thanks her students for the congratulatory cards they wrote for her upon being named Virginia's teacher of the year, in Salem, Va., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. (Stephanie Klein-Davis/The Roanoke Times via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT;  CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Natalie DiFusco-Funk, a fifth grade teacher at West Salem Elementary School thanks her students for the congratulatory cards they wrote for her upon being named Virginia’s teacher of the year, in Salem, Va., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. (Stephanie Klein-Davis/The Roanoke Times via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT; CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia university and college officials are reaching out to students spending the semester abroad to ensure their safety following the deadly attacks in Paris.

A spokesman for Hollins University says the school has contacted all eight of its student in Paris this fall and all are safe. Spokesman Jeff Hodges said Hollins has not decided yet whether it should suspend the program and bring the students back to the states.

Roanoke College spokeswoman Teresa Gereaux said the college has contacted three students traveling in Paris. All three are safe.

The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1OKzLJt) reports that the students are studying in England but were on a trip to Paris.

At least 127 people were killed and 200 injured in the attacks on Friday.

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Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com

 

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