Kent State Contacting Students and Staff following Incident in Paris

UPDATE: All nine Kent State students at the American Academy in Paris are safe and have been accounted for. 

Kent State University is aware of an explosion that happened today (Wednesday)  in Paris, France. The explosion occurred in the fifth arrondissement in the Latin Quarter on the Left Bank of the River Seine. 

Kent State does have students at the Paris American Academy, where the explosion is believed to have originated. The university currently has about nine students, plus faculty and staff located at the Academy. We are currently contacting students and faculty there for an update.

Parents with students currently at the American Academy in Paris should please contact the Office of Global Education at 330-672-7980.

We will update the university community when we have more information.

POSTED: Wednesday, June 21, 2023 01:27 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 21, 2023 02:56 PM