Scene of Protests
FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Following a night of unrest in Ferguson and neighboring Dellwood, three Districts canceled school for students on Monday.
Tiffany Anderson, the Superintendent for the Jennings School District, cited the ‘unrest in the neighboring Ferguson community’ as the reason for the closure. Anderson noted that all 11 and 12 month employees should report to work and the school will remain unlocked for staff members who need to access their classroom.
The Ferguson-Florissant School District announced the delay in the first day of school for the third time. The Ferguson-Florissant School District was scheduled to hold the first day of school last Thursday, which was delayed because of the situation in Ferguson.
Around 4:40 a.m., the Riverview Gardens School District also made the decision to cancel classes for Monday. Students from Dellwood, which was the scene of looting Sunday night, attend the Riverview Gardens district.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson early Monday morning, more than a week after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer.