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Schools Postpone DC Trip After Paris Attacks, ISIS Propaganda Video Threat Against Washington

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    Coginchaug Regional High School is at least the second Connecticut school to postpone a trip to Washington, DC after the terror attacks in Paris last week and ISIS propaganda videos with threats to carry out another one in the District of Columbia.

    “Based on recent world events and circumstances outside of our control, the administration at Coginchaug Regional High School has made the decision to reschedule our senior class trip to Washington, DC, principal Brian Falcone said.

    Falcone said administrators have met with the senior class about the decision and will reschedule the senior class trip.

    “The rescheduling of the trip clearly aligns with our commitment to the safety and well-being of our students and faculty. These are unprecedented times and we will continue to work with and support our students,” he wrote.

    After the attacks in Paris, ISIS released propaganda videos celebrating the attacks and threatened to carry out another in Washington, D.C.

    NBC News, citing global security firm and NBC News analyst Flashpoint Intelligence, says a person who identifies as an Algerian member of ISIS said, "like France we will strike in its center in Washington," in one of those videos.

    A senior U.S. official told NBC News the video had not yet been authenticated.

    Timothy Edwards Middle School in South Windsor decided on Monday to cancel its trip to Washington, DC.