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Ridgefield Schools Cancel Overseas Trips Due To Terrorism Threat

Karen Baldwin
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RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Ridgefield High School world language students are upset over the cancellation of their trips to Germany and China under an exchange program due to terrorism concerns, according to the Ridgefield Press.

A middle school trip to Spain has also been called off by the school district, the newspaper said.

Superintendent Karen Baldwin said Thursday that in the light of recent terrorist actions and the unsettled political climate, the school board had decided to cancel overseas trips, the newspaper reported.

The decision has left some parents and students upset because they weren't consulted first and because some will not be able to receive a refund for the travel. The cost of each trip was $3,800, and cancellation and other enrollment fees come to some $600, added the Ridgefield Press.

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