Masset teacher has left Lebanon

  • Jul. 26, 2006 10:00 a.m.

Laura Holmes-Saltzman, the Masset teacher who has been trapped in Lebanon, escaped to Syria on July 21.
From there, she was planning to drive to Jordan and take a plane to London and then Vancouver, according to Andrew Merilees of Masset, who has been in touch with her.
“She sounds very tired, and has witnessed many unfortunate events but is well,” Mr. Merilees wrote to the Observer this week.
Ms Holmes-Saltzman went to Lebanon at the end of the school year to volunteer at a refugee camp, but ended up getting trapped there when fighting broke out between Israel and Lebanon.
Mr. Merilees said Ms Holmes-Saltzman is planning to return to the islands in early August, but wants to first visit her parents, who are in Costa Rica.