Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas left Nice, France hours before the terror attack that killed at least 84 people.
Thomas was abroad teaching a law program through the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
A spokesman for the law school told the Union-Tribune that Thomas left Thursday morning. On Thursday night, a gunman plowed a heavy truck through a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day.
Thomas agreed to teach the class put on in partnership with the University of Nice School of Law after the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia, who was scheduled to teach the program for fifth time, the law school said in a March release.