According to Tuskegee University, six students went to Liberia to help serve as mentors at an African American Methodist Episcopal bridge program, but since the Ebola virus has become a national scare, British Airways has cancelled all flights flying to and from the country.
A Change.org petition has been started to bring the students back to the states.
This petition has been written from the concerns of the Tuskegee Students. As of August 5th, British Airways has officially cancelled all flights flying to and from Liberia until August 31st. There are 6 Tuskegee University students stranded in Monrovia, Liberia that need to be brought home. Amongst them are graduating seniors and scholars. The extremely deadly Ebola outbreak is presently occurring in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. This set back has hindered their studies towards their missionary work, which is the primary purpose of their trip. Forcing these students to stay any longer than necessary is putting them all at risk and is unconstitutional. Help pass this petition so that they may safely return home to their families. PLAN OF ACTION: All Tuskegee students be sure to tweet the US Embassy, British Airways, and TU Alumni with power(Tom Joyner, etc.) to notify them of the current situation and this petition. Please hashtag #SkegeeInLiberia.
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