Kent State students in Brussels reported safe

Kent State
Posted at 11:18 AM, Mar 22, 2016

Kent State University students who were in Brussels during the attacks and the airport and Metro station Tuesday are safe.

According to administrators, the 19 students and two staff members were unharmed.

School officials said the college of business students were in Brussels as part of an educational spring break trip visiting multiple countries.

Kent State Associate Dean, Robert Hisrich, said this was the first time students had been overseas during an attack. 

Hisrich said he got on the phone with the group as soon as he heard about the attack and breathed a sigh of relief when he heard they were all safe.

The  group was in their hotel when the attacks happened. They didn't see or hear a thing. 

"We would have liked to have them leave Brussels today, everything is locked down so they can't, but we are all set to go tomorrow, unless that lock down continues," he said.

The group plans to travel by bus to Luxembourg Wednesday as scheduled.

They are scheduled to return to the U.S. March 28.