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American Student Among Dead In Paris Terror Attacks

An American college student was killed in the terror attacks that have left at least 129 dead in Paris and shocked the world.

Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23 year old junior at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)  was killed at a restaurant during the attack according to the college she attended.

“I’m deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Long Beach State University student Nohemi Gonzalez. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this sad time,” (CSULB) President Jane Close Conoley said. “Our university stands with our nearly eighty foreign exchange students from France as they struggle with this tragedy. We will extend all support necessary to comfort them. We will also extend support to all students, faculty and staff who are in need.”

Gonzalez was from El Monte, Calif., and was studying design.

According to a press release from CSULB Gonzalez was in Paris attending Strate College of Design during a semester abroad program.

CSULB plans to hold a vigil for Gonzalez 4 pm PST.

Gonzalez was reportedly a “kind, thoughtful, generous and talented student, dear to all who knew her,” Michael LaForte, a lecturer in CSULB’s department of design, wrote on Facebook according to the Los Angeles Times. “We grieve for her today and give our hearts to her grieving family and boyfriend.”

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