American Students Victims Of Acid Attack In France
Four young American women are being treated for injuries after an acid attack in Marseille France. While it’s fortunate that they’ve been released from the hospital, their emotional wounds will surely take much longer to manage.
French authorities say the women, all Boston College in their 20s, were waiting to board a train to Paris when an unnamed 41-year-old woman sprayed them in the face with hydrochloric acid. Official believe the woman is disturbed and that the attack is not related to terrorism.
It appears that the students are fine, considering the circumstances, though they may require additional treatment for burns,” says Nick Gozik, director of BC’s Office of International Programs. “We have been in contact with the students and their parents and remain in touch with French officials and the U.S. Embassy regarding the incident.”
The women have been identified as Courtney Siverling, Charlotte Kaufman and Michelle Krug – they are all juniors who are studying in Paris. The fourth, Kelsey Kosten, is a junior – but has been studying at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.