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Brighton students were in Paris during shooting

Brighton students were in Paris during shooting

April 20, 2017 07:35 PM

A group of Brighton High School students and staff were in Paris on a trip when a gunman opened fire on officers in a popular tourist area.

Paris officials say an officer was killed and two others were seriously injured in the attack on Paris' Champs Elysees.

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Brighton officials say 40 students and staff were moved away from the area of the shooting. The district superintendent says they were not in immediate danger. In a post on the district's website, officials say: "They were evacuated to a shop and left the area. They were not aware of the incident as it took place, nor were they a witness to what happened."

Superintendent Dr. Kevin McGowan adds in a statement, "Changes have been made to their itinerary to make sure that they would not be in the vicinity of the incident and their parents have been notified. We will continue to carefully monitor the situation and work with our partners overseas to ensure the safety of the group. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with the victims of this attack and their families."

News10NBC has also learned that Brockport students were also in France Thursday on a trip, but they weren't in Paris.

The attacker in the shooting was shot and killed by police. The French president says it appears the attack was a shooting.

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