Toronto students stranded in Brussels airport

Crescent School trip cancelled after terrorist attacks

Students stranded in Brussels airport attended Toronto's Crescent School.  

The terrorist attacks in Brussels have left a group of Toronto students stuck in the city after their March Break trip got cancelled on Tuesday.

A group of Crescent School students in North York, near Bayview and Lawrence avenues, were travelling back to Toronto from India when their flight had a layover in Belgium’s capital.

The students landed in Brussels after the attacks happened, say Crescent deputy headmaster Colin Lowdes.  Students and the teachers who were supervising the trip have been led by authorities to a safe area, he said.

“I’ve been in regular communication with our teachers and with the agents we’ve been working 24/7 since they were locked down in the airport to get them back,” Lowdes said.

“They are safe and in good spirits,” he added.

Lowdes confirms Belgian authorities requested that students and teachers limit their cell phone usage to “nothing more than necessary.”

Lowdes said everyone has been registered to a flight back, but there is no conformation on when they are returning home.

The private school regularly organizes trips overseas every year during March Break.

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Posted: Mar 26 2016 1:36 pm
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