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College students warned of Mexican violence as spring break begins

March 16, 2010 | 11:12 am

Colleges and universities are warning their students about violence in Mexico as thousands prepare to head south of the border for spring break.

San Diego State University plans to send individual e-mails to its 30,000-plus students informing them of the State Department warning about violence in numerous cities in Mexico, including Tijuana. Other universities are adding warnings to their websites.

The State Department warning tells people traveling to Mexico to stay in familiar places and avoid areas where drug sales and prostitution flourish.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego