Update: Incident in Marseille



The four Boston College students who were involved in an acid attack in Marseille, France, are doing well as of Monday, September 18.

The students say they plan to remain in Europe for their studies, and offered forgiveness to the woman who sprayed them with an acid solution outside of the train station in Marseille on Sunday.

Following the incident, French police arrested a 41-year old French woman who they said suffers from mental illness.  Police said the incident was not related to terrorism.

The students were treated for burns in a hospital in Marseille and were released on Sunday.  

“We are very proud of our students and the gracious manner in which they have handled themselves throughout this ordeal,” said University Spokesman Jack Dunn.  “The BC community is here to provide whatever support and assistance they need.”  

The students were identified as BC juniors Courtney Siverling, Charlotte Kaufman, Michelle Krug, who are enrolled in Boston College's Paris program, and BC junior Kelsey Kosten, who is a student at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.

—University Communications