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Mass Shooting at Cinema in Viernheim, Germany

June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016 - Update: All students safe.

All ISEP students nearby are accounted for and safe. Our thoughts are with all affected by this shooting

June 23, 2016 - Mass Shooting at Cinema in Viernheim, Germany

On June 23, 2016 at 9 a.m. EDT, a shooter entered a cinema heavily armed in Viernheim, Germany. Reports currently indicate that there are at least 25 people wounded.

To be assured of your safety, health and well-being, please respond immediately to ISEP in one of the following ways:

  • Reply to your ISEP email using the word “safe”
  • Check-in on Facebook by posting on our closed page “safe”

If you are not able to reply to the email or check in on Facebook please use one of these other means:

  • Ask a friend to do so for you
  • Call or text your host ISEP Coordinator directly
  • Call or text your home ISEP Coordinator directly
  • Text your name and “Safe” through WhatsApp or directly to 703-969-0069

Once you have confirmed your safety and whereabouts, we will notify your host and home ISEP Coordinators. Your home ISEP Coordinator will then notify your emergency contact.

We strongly recommend that you notify your parents and loved ones regarding your whereabouts and safety, to prevent additional worry. For additional emergency resources, we urge you to:

  • Review our ISEP Health and Safety Policy.
  • Follow any instructions given by your host institution, embassy, local law enforcement and media.
  • Speak with your ISEP Program Officer, Will Pope (wpope@isep.org) if you do not feel safe and let us know your situation.
  • Contact UHC Global, our global emergency partners, for help. You can connect with them directly at this number o Toll-free in the USA: +(1) 800-527-0218 o Overseas call collect: +(1) 410-453-6330

Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by this shooting. We will continue to monitor this situation and will provide more information as it is made available.

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