LSU students accounted for in Nice, France after terror attack

LSU students accounted for in Nice, France after terror attack

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Officials with LSU said that students who are on a study abroad trip in France have been accounted for after a terror attack in Nice killed 80 people.

"All of our LSU Law students in France are fine. A group was visiting Nice and thankfully they are safe," LSU Law Center Dean Thomas Galligan said. "The LSU Law family offers our sympathy and good thoughts to the families of those killed and to the injured. We mourn for all victims of violence."

Officials said they have about 45 law students who are studying abroad in Lyon, but a few of them went to Nice and were in the city at the time of the attack. They added that the students were safe in their hotel and no other students were specifically studying in Nice.

The university is checking on other study abroad students as well.

A truck full of arms, bombs and grenades killed 80 and injured many more when it mowed down a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice.

Officials say they reached out to those students affected by the attack in Nice and offered counseling and other assistance. All five of the students in Nice are scheduled to return to Lyon to finish the program.

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