Justice Thomas Left Nice Just Hours Before Brutal Attack

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas left Nice, France hours before a deadly terrorist attack at a Bastille Day celebration left dozens dead.

Thomas has been in the French Riviera teaching a course called “Constitutional Law in a Global Context” at the University of Nice School of Law, which hosts the University of San Diego’s Thomas Jefferson School of Law summer study abroad program. The program concentrates on international and comparative law. Thomas took the place of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February.

Thomas flew out of Nice Thursday morning. Just hours later, a large white truck laden with weapons barreled through a crowded seaside promenade, brutally killing at least 84 people according to the latest figures. (RELATED: Terror In France: Truck Attack Kills At Least 84) 

Edgar Hopida, a spokesman for the school, told the San Diego Union Tribune that there have been no reports of injuries or fatalities among faculty and students participating in the program.

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