NY high school cancels trip to Paris; all SUNY students OK

Mounted police pass under the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. France is urging its European partners to move swiftly to boost intelligence sharing, fight arms trafficking and terror financing, and strengthen border security in the wake of the Paris attacks. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York high school has canceled a class trip to Paris because of concerns over security in the French capitol after last week’s terrorist attacks.

Jim Thomas, a French teacher at Irondequoit High School outside Rochester, tells WHAM-TV that he notified 26 students that the trip to Paris was called off after one of the French chaperones, a member of the military, told him it wasn’t safe to go there.

The students were disappointed their trip was canceled after being in the works for two years, but Thomas says the teenagers were devastated that so many lives were lost during last Friday’s attacks.

Meanwhile, State University of New York officials say 65 SUNY students from 21 campuses studying abroad in Paris have all been accounted for following the attacks.

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