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Schools Postpone D.C. Field Trips Amid Increased Concerns About Terrorism

Schools in several states have canceled or postponed field trips to Washington in recent days, after an Internet video threatened terrorist attacks similar to those in Paris and stoked security fears in the nation’s capital.

Law enforcement and national security officials have said there are no credible threats against the city — and many local school districts plan to continue student trips to Washington — but schools in Connecticut, South Carolina and rural Maryland said they are avoiding trips to the District out of an abundance of caution.