A South Windsor middle school is canceling its trip to Washington D.C. in response to the deadly Paris terror attacks.
Eighth-graders at Timothy Edwards Middle School in South Windsor were slated to go on a class trip to Washington D.C., but school officials announced to parents on Monday that they are canceling the trip as a safety measure.
"CNN is now reporting threats directed specifically to Washington, D.C. In light of the threat falling on the heels of Friday’s attacks in Paris, we must take every precaution possible," Principal Nancy Larson wrote to parents in an email Monday afternoon. "Therefore we are cancelling our eighth grade trip to D.C."
Officials are considering rescheduling the trip, but Larson said there's no more information on that option at this time.
"I will let you know, as I find out. We recognize that a significant financial commitment has been made for this trip and we are working with Destination Unlimited to determine rescheduling opportunities," Larson said.
She said she plans to meet with the eighth grade students to update them.
"As always the safety of your child is our number one concern and I appreciate your support and thank you for your patience while we gather information with regards to rescheduling the trip," Larson said.