CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS ABROAD FACING NEW DANGER - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

9/2/2002

CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS ABROAD FACING NEW DANGER

Foreign missionaries often face peril, but it's their children who've come under fire in Pakistan and now Ivory Coast. An official with the Association of Christian Schools International says such schools are purposely placed in locations that are thought to be safe.

French troops have safely evacuated nearly 200 students and staff members, mostly U-S citizens, from the International Christian Academy in Ivory Coast. The school was caught in the crossfire between government and rebel forces.

Last month in Pakistan, militant Muslims attacked the Murree Christian School and killed six staff members. About 150 students, largely from the United States and other foreign countries, escaped unharmed. Ted Barnett of Africa Inland Mission says no threats have been made against its schools, but evacuation plans have been developed just in case.

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