Students studying abroad in France from WFU, HPU and Elon all safe after terrorist attacks

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Wake Forest University

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Students studying abroad in France from Wake Forest University, Elon University and High Point University are all safe after the deadly terrorist attacks on Friday.

This includes 15 Wake Forest University students, 4 Elon students and 2 High Point University students.

Wake Forest said in a prepared statement that most of the students in France had left the city for weekend travel before the attacks.

W.F.U. said they are not aware of any student — undergraduate, graduate or professional — who has been harmed or is in danger this weekend.

There is no indication of any Wake Forest faculty or staff member who has been harmed or is in danger, either.

At least 158 people are dead in attacks in Paris, including 118 at a concert hall after terrorist attacks on Friday, according to Fox News.

French President Francois Hollande, in an address to the nation, said he had declared a state of emergency, meaning borders will be closed. A mandatory curfew has been imposed in Paris, Fox News reports. It is the first since 1944.

Six attacks took place in Paris, according to Fox News, citing French sources. Three explosions took place at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis late Friday.

One person was arrested and that person told police he was from Syria and recruited from ISIS, according news sources. Five attackers are dead.