30 College Students Robbed at Gunpoint in South Africa - NBC 7 San Diego
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

30 College Students Robbed at Gunpoint in South Africa

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    30 College Students Robbed at Gunpoint in South Africa

    Officials at a Maryland university say 30 students on a trip to South Africa will return home early after they were robbed at gunpoint on a tour bus.

    Four people with a gun stopped the students' bus in Pretoria, South Africa, and took cash and passports on Sunday, said officials at the Baltimore-area Stevenson University.

    No one was injured during the robbery, which occurred on the second day of a five-week educational trip.

    Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Jim Salvucci says officials are confident that students are safe, but they are being brought back to the United States as a precaution.

    Former Baltimore police Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld, who is now a faculty member chaperoning the trip, says students "remained calm and focused despite the pressure and fear."