NYC students in hot water after trip to Cuba

Associated Press

April 17, 2007 – The Scrooge Report Post

NEW YORK – A spring break trip to Cuba taken by students and a teacher from a public high school in New York City has raised concerns about whether the group violated U.S. restrictions on travel to the Communist country and the possibility some could face thousands of dollars in fines.

“We are investigating,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg told reporters on Monday.

A city Department of Education spokesman said this year’s trip to Cuba was not officially sanctioned by the Beacon School, although the school’s Web site featured a call for applications and a list of selected students, as well as details of previous sponsored trips to the island.

“We were told that it violated State Department travel restrictions,” said department spokesman David Cantor.

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Spring break in Cuba has high school students, teacher looking at fines

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