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Durham school trip continues as planned after attacks in Brussels

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High school seniors from Coginchaug High School in Durham are currently on a trip to Washington D.C. (Twitter) High school seniors from Coginchaug High School in Durham are currently on a trip to Washington D.C. (Twitter)
DURHAM, CT (WFSB) -

In the wake of the attacks in Brussels, a school district in Connecticut is taking some extra precautions.

High school seniors from Coginchaug High School in Durham are currently on a trip to Washington D.C.

The trip was postponed last year because of the Paris attacks, and now with students there during the attacks in Brussels, school officials are making sure they stay safe.

After the attacks, Superintendent of Schools Kathryn Veronesi immediately contacted authorities to decide whether the students should come home early.

"So I communicated with the principal in D.C. that there is no credible threat and this is information from contacts here...state and local police...who are in touch with the FBI, Homeland Security,” Veronesi said.

While the trip is proceeding as scheduled with students arriving home on Wednesday night, Veronesi said if authorities tell her the situation has changed, the students will be put on a bus immediately.

Parents said they agree with that.

"I think it's just important we can't panic about everything.  We can't cancel everything and if we had immediate concerns that were threatening, I know the administration would make decisions in the best interest of the kids,” said parent Lavinia Vigue.

The students are staying in a hotel outside of D.C., which was previously planned.

They will head home on a bus on Wednesday morning.

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