4 Boston College students released from hospital following acid attack in France
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PARIS (AP) — An American college student who was one of four women attacked with acid at a Marseille train station says on Facebook that she's planning to continue her "incredible opportunity" to study in France.
The students were identified as Courtney Siverling, Charlotte Kaufman, Michelle Krug and Kelsey Kosten, all juniors.
Siverling, Kaufman and Krug are enrolled in Boston College's Paris program, and Kosten is studying at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. Bosten College students can take classes there as part of the international program, according to the website.
Photo- Associated Press This image taken from video shows passengers inside Marseille-Saint-Charles railway station in Marseille, France on Sunday Sept. 17, 2017
Michelle Krug asked for prayers for the alleged assailant, a 41-year-old woman described by police as "disturbed."
"It appears that the students are fine, considering the circumstances, though they may require additional treatment for burns," Nick Gozik, who directs Boston College'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 four women are part of the study abroad program of Boston College, a private Jesuit school.
Two women who posted late Sunday on Facebook asked for prayers for the assailant. Krug said she was one of two who got hit in the eye with "a weak solution of hydrochloric acid," but added that "mental illness is not a choice and should not be villainized."
Boston College quoted police as saying the attack wasn't thought to be terror-related.