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California college student killed in Paris attacks

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LONG BEACH, Calif. -

A student from California has been identified as the first American killed in the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13. 

Representatives with the university report California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) student Nohemi Gonzalez, 20, was killed during the attacks in and around Paris on November 13. Gonzalez, from El Monte, Calif., was a junior studying design. She was in Paris attending Strate College of Design during a semester abroad program according to a release sent out by the college. 

Specific details of her passing are not available at this time. The university will hold a vigil at 4 pm on Sunday to mourn Gonzalez’s passing and to grieve for all the victims of the atrocious attack. More information about the vigil will be shared as details are finalized.

“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,” said President Jane Close Conoley. "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."

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