Asbury students send video back to families from Paris
WILMORE, Ky. (WTVQ)- If speaking to them wasn’t enough, students studying abroad in Paris from Asbury University have made a video to let loved ones know, they’re safe.
In the video, students take turns talking about their situation and sharing their grief over what has happened since reports of terror attacks in Paris started flooding in Friday evening. Asbury University reports there are 15 students abroad there right now, all of them are safe.
In a message to the campus community from Asbury Provost Jon Kulaga on Friday, he said: “As we pray for the families being impacted by this tragic incident – we are in contact with our faculty and students in Paris and they are safe. The attacks have happened in area of Paris away from where our students are staying… and the faculty and staff (in Paris and in the U.S.) are monitoring the developments as they unfold. Please pray for the residents of Paris and the families who have lost loved ones today.”
The university — several minutes from where the incidents occurred yesterday — is always well secured (walls, gated with full-time security guards), but is not on lockdown Saturday. University faculty and staff are suggesting students remain in the dorms today, but the district of Paris that the university resides currently has merchant shops open, people walking the streets and traffic per a typical Saturday.