High schoolers from Brighton visiting Paris during shooting

The superintendent says all students are safe

PARIS, FRANCE (WROC-TV) - High schoolers from Brighton were visiting Paris when the shooting took place at the Champ-Elysees on Thursday. 

The district superintendent, Kevin McGowan, released a statement Thursday saying that all students are safe and accounted for. 

According to McGowan, approximately 40 students and staff are overseas as part of the school's French exchange trip. 

The students were touring the Arc de Triomphe- located at one end of the Champ-Elysees, when the attack took place. They were evacuated to a shop and left the area. 

According to the superintendent, the group was not aware of the incident as it took place and did not witness what happened. He says they were not considered to be in immediate danger. 

The itinerary for the trip has changed for the remainder of the night. 

Families of the students have been contacted. Parents told News 8 they received emails from the principal on the trip, letting them know the kids are safe.

Several Brockport high school students were also in France Thursday night, but they were a few hours from Paris when the shooting took place.


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