Capital Region students learn of threat in Peru
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PERU -- A group of Shaker High School students on a learning trip in Peru are on high alert after the U.S. Embassy in Lima issued a warning for potential kidnapping threats.
A group of 22 students and four chaperones from Shaker are on a ten day trip to Peru for Spanish class.
Friday evening, North Colonie's Superintendent, Shaker's principal and district officials met with the students’ parents to address their questions and concerns.
Officials have been in constant contact with Congressman Paul Tonko's office and based on a consultation with the congressman's office and the tour guide company, parents have decided to let the students continue their trip as planned.
We spoke to one Shaker student who knows teens on the trip.
"It's a pretty scary situation, especially since they just got there. I dunno, it's pretty nervous to be there right now," sophomore Christian Schupp said.
Shaker head football coach Greg Sheeler and his wife are chaperones on the trip
The students are scheduled to return home on February 22nd.