ECU: No students known to be involved in Manchester bombing

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — East Carolina University has checked in on students currently studying in the United Kingdom after a suspected explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Monday evening.

ECU has eight faculty-led programs in the UK during the Summer 2017 sessions, according to Office of Global Affairs program website.

At least one of the programs, set in three separate locations in England, are currently in session as of May 14th. None of the course are based in Manchester but ECU is working to confirm that all students in the country are safe.

ECU Director of Global Affairs Jon Rezek said the university knows of no student affected by the bombing after the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

“We have no students or faculty members either studying in Manchester or representing the university,” Rezek said Tuesday morning. “ECU has a study abroad program in London this summer, but the faculty leader has not indicated to the university that any ECU students were in the Manchester area on May 22.”

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