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Unrest in Mexico Forces Cancellation of Pine City Trip

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 at 5:33 am

Violence in Mexico, specifically near the U.S. boarder, has forced Pine City High School to cancel a trip to the country in June.  Thirteen students from Pine City were planning on going to Mexico for a week for a Spanish class, but the threat of violence and a warning from the U.S. government issued on February 20th have forced school officials to reconsider. Click Here to read the warning.

Principal George Johnson told the school board, Monday, that he was not comfortable putting his students in an at risk situation.

Johnson says students will have the option to take the trip again in two years, or take the money raised for the trip and put it towards another school fundraiser.

The cost of canceling the trip is $300, but Johnson says the fees will come from money raised through fundraisers, not from the students.

The U.S Bureau of Consular Affairs says dozens of U.S. citizens have been kidnapped across Mexico.  Many of these cases remain unresolved.

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