LSU law students safe in France after Nice attacks
BATON ROUGE - All of the 45 LSU Law students that were participating in the study abroad program in France are safe after a truck drove into a large crowd during Bastille Day celebrations, killing 84 people and injuring many more.
Five LSU Law students were in Nice at the time of the Bastille Day celebrations, but they were not in the immediate area of the attack.
According to students and professors in Lyon, four students took shelter in a hotel until the attack was over and another was far from the location of the attack.
"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."
The students are in their fifth week of the six-week Summer in Lyon program which runs from June 13 to July 23. The program has been going on for the past 14 years.
Nice is a four-hour train ride from Lyon.
The University has offered counseling and other assistance to the students. All five of the students in Nice are scheduled to return to Lyon to finish the program.