Dozens Of California Students On School Trip Stranded In Afghanistan

Wikimedia Commons, By World Economic Forum

San Diego County students and their parents are stranded in Afghanistan after taking a summer vacation in the Taliban controlled country.

According to the Los Angeles Times, 24 students and 16 parents from the Cajon Valley Union School District in El Cajon, California, are among the thousands of U.S. citizens trapped in Kabul as insurgents control the city.

Cajon Valley Superintendent David Miyashiro said the trip was not school-sanctioned, but they traveled to the area on special visas for US military service to visit extended family, and had return flights scheduled to coincide with the start of the school year.

Some of the families were traveling to the international airport in Kabul as the Taliban seized control, and are reportedly safe, but unclear about if they will be able to make it out of the country in time for the Taliban’s Aug. 31 deadline for U.S. troop withdrawal.

“We are so worried about our students that are stuck there,” Cajon Valley School Board President Tamara Otero said. “We’ll do the best that we can to get them out.”

Miyashiro announced he would be meeting with Republican California Rep. Darrell Issa to work on a strategy to locate and rescue the stranded students.

Issa’s spokesperson said that the congressman’s team was “working diligently to determine the facts on the ground, any bureaucratic barriers that can be removed, and the best ways to help those stranded leave Afghanistan and return home safely.”

“We won’t stop until we have answers and action,” the spokesperson concluded.

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Micala
Micala
4 months ago

Question for everyone: Why would families go to the Middle East to visit when it is an unstable area?? Come on now! Did they arrive after troops were vacating the area — that would be very dangerous to go at that time! I’m sorry but I can’t wrap my head around any family taking their children to a hot bed of military action — for any reason!

What happened to the parent’s SMARTS? Someone did not consider the area they were going or the dangers! Tsk tsk parents…

Elsine
Elsine
4 months ago
Reply to  Micala

EXACTLY!!!!!!

c b
c b
4 months ago
Reply to  Micala

Yeah, like I would let my kids go to N Korea for study abroad semester.
One of ours wanted to go to Turkey. BIG NO. and it is almost stable there. She ended up going to Scotland. About as safe as one could imagine.

DeitzHugeNuts
DeitzHugeNuts
4 months ago
Reply to  c b

Possible death by raw haggis though!

John R Clark
John R Clark
4 months ago
Reply to  Micala

why would someone be this stupid?

Kathy
4 months ago
Reply to  Micala

Bet they are Democrats!

oldedude
oldedude
4 months ago
Reply to  Micala

That was my reaction, Micala (tho’, technically, Afghanistan is NOT in the “Middle East”, it’s in “Central Asia”, tho’ the concerns are much the same). However, according to the story, they were traveling on a military style passport “to visit extended family”, raising two possibilities – these were the children or other relatives of US service personnel OR they were Afghan-Americans who still had family back there (and, perhaps, a mix of the two groups). That certainly makes the trip a bit more understandable. Like you, however, my first reaction was virtually a mental meme picturing a teenaged beach party only in the dusty hills of Afghanistan with explosions going off beneath a caption urging people to “VACATION in SUNNY CENTRAL ASIA – Always Exciting!”.

Yolanda
Yolanda
4 months ago
Reply to  Micala

Sorry to say but these parents have the intelligence of a gnat. Yolanda Martinez

Terry
4 months ago

I feel horrible for these people, BUT what on earth were you thinking 🤔. That area has been unstable for year’s, that’s like asking for trouble. Very sad situation 😔

james corcoran
james corcoran
4 months ago
Reply to  Terry

MORONIC BOLSHREVIK LA LA LAND LIBERALS……

Rich RICHARDSON
Rich RICHARDSON
4 months ago

I bet it’s a group of people who voted for Biden and believe they can do what ever they want with no consequences!

Pgb
Pgb
4 months ago

Who in their right mind would vacation in Afghanistan anyway?

falcon
falcon
4 months ago

Only in Californication would you find a group of drugged out adults(?) dumb enough to take a group of school kid into a war zone.

Rosie Garcia-carreras
Rosie Garcia-carreras
4 months ago

Only californians would be stupid enough to travel to a country full of evil.

BIGJIM613
4 months ago

Just how stupid and ignorant can parents and school officials be to allow a trip to Afghanistan. I guess they are in the same league as the administration of China joe, peelosie, pencil neck, Bang bang’s boyfriend and all of the other demoncRATs. Goes to show you just how bad the leaders of this country (mainly demoncRATs. I would not bet that these kids will be released but will become sex slaves.
The next trip they can go to a crack house, whore house. drag queen house or really learn something do research of what TV anchor is married to what politician kids or who is related to them. WAKE up the WOKE.