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UF students robbed at gunpoint in South Africa, reports say

A group of University of Florida students were robbed at gunpoint in Pretoria, South Africa, reports say.

According to WFTS, the 19 students and three staff members, who were on a three-week scholarship trip, were followed by six gunmen while they commuted on a bus.

When they got to their destination — a school they were visiting — “the gunmen followed them into a kindergarten classroom” and then ambushed them.

None of the students or faculty members were injured. Fox News reported that one local was grazed by a bullet while another was pistol-whipped.

According to the Independent Florida Alligator, the university is working on providing “treatment for emotional damage.”

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