FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Superintendents from seven area schools have sent a letter to St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch requesting the grand jury decision regarding Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson be announced after school hours or on the weekend.
Superintendents from Ferguson-Florissant, Hazelwood, Riverview Gardens, Jennings, Kirkwood, Normandy and Mehlville say they have “travel route concerns” for students after the announcement is made.
“While at no time have students been the intentional target of any malicious behaviors, recent responses to the August 9th incident has severely impacted the learning environment of thousands,” the letter says. “The release of information regarding the investigation, last minute press conferences, protests and police response has led to increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic, presence of local, national and international media, road closures, an inability to access school sites and the rerouting of current school bus routes. We are preparing for similar situations when the grand jury decision is announced.”
The letter says approximately 20,000 students could be impacted by the decision.