Four BC students recovering after incident in Marseille


Four Boston College students were treated in a hospital in Marseille, France, after having been sprayed in the face with acid outside of the Marseille-Saint Charles train station early Sunday morning, September 17.

Police arrested a 41-year old French woman whom they described as "disturbed."  Police said they did not believe that the incident was related to terrorism.

The students were treated for burns in a hospital in Marseille and have now been released.  “It appears that the students are fine, considering the circumstances, though they may require additional treatment for burns,” said Nick Gozik, who directs BC’s Office of International Programs. “We have been in contact with the students and their parents and remain in touch with French officials and the U.S. Embassy regarding the incident.”  

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

Updates will be provided as new details emerge.

—University Communications