MU cancels planned spring break trip to Brussels following attacks
COLUMBIA - University of Missouri International Center trip coordinator Tom Johnson said Wednesday organizers canceled the center's planned spring break trip to Brussels, Belgium following Tuesday's terrorist attacks there.
MU said it was still willing to take the trip despite travel concerns, but planned lectures were canceled so the group decided the students planning to go would not travel.
Tuesday, Johnson said, "The first and most important priority is the students' safety. If we are not assured that the students will be safe, we will not go."
Meantime, KOMU 8 News reporter Hanna Knutson, who is one of the 16 students studying abroad as part of the Missouri School of Journalism's program in Brussels, reported students were told they will stay in Brussels for the remainder of their program, but students who want to leave would be given that option. That group was all deemed safe early Tuesday after reports of the attacks first surfaced.