Local universities report students safe in Paris

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People attend a vigil outside the French consulate in Montreal, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered “all of Canada’s support” to France on Friday night in the wake of “deeply worrying” terrorist attacks in Paris. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP/WPRI) — The University of Rhode Island says its students studying abroad at universities in Paris are all safe following Friday night’s deadly attacks on the city.

In a statement issued Saturday, the university said 14 students attending Parisian schools, visiting Paris from Spain or studying in other regions of France have been accounted for and are safe.

URI also reached out to nine French study-abroad students enrolled in programs in Rhode Island and offered to help them connect with family members back home.

Providence College sent out a tweet Friday night saying all of their students abroad were also accounted for.  Brown, Johnson and Wales, and Roger Williams also tweeted, confirming the safety of their students.

School officials confirmed 26 UMass students total are currently in France; 16 were in Paris at the time of the attacks – but all have been confirmed safe.

At least 127 people died in Friday night’s gun-and-bombing rampages in Paris.

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