Elon University, HPU hold vigils for Paris; Wake Forest has one planned for Monday

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ELON, N.C. – Students from High Point University and Elon University gathered on Sunday for vigils in honor of the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks.

In Elon, dozens of people attended the vigil at the Alamance Building on the school’s campus with candles lit and the French flag colors lit up on the building. It also happened on High Point’s campus.

Wake Forest University plans to hold a vigil for the victims in France from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday on the campus’ Hearn Plaza.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the worst violence witnessed in France since World War II, a volley of nearly simultaneous terror attacks that the French President called “an act of war.”

The assailants targeted six sites Friday night in Paris, the deadliest being a massacre at a concert hall where at least 80 people were killed.

In all, French authorities put the number of dead at 129, though the exact death toll may fluctuate within coming days.

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