- Associated Press - Friday, July 15, 2016

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) - The president of Eastern Washington University says a handful of students were at the Bastille Day celebration in Nice, France, but all were reported safe following the deadly truck attack.

President Mary Cullinan said in a statement Thursday night that 15 students are on a faculty-led program. She says the professor leading the study abroad notified the school after the attack, and staff contacted all the students to ensure they were safe.

One student, Ashley Casto, told KHQ-TV (https://goo.gl/ky6M6y) she was heading home after celebrating Bastille Day along the beachfront when the truck plowed into the crowd, killing dozens.

Casto says she heard a popping noise and assumed it was fireworks, but then saw people running toward them. She says she “turned and ran with them and ran out of the area as fast” as she could.

The university in Cheney, Washington, serves more than 12,000 students.


Information from: KHQ-TV, https://msnbc.msn.com/id/3082888/

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