FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Tuesday night’s violence in Ferguson is posing a safety concern for families living at the Canfield Greens apartments. About 300 students living there attend the Riverview Gardens School District. Because walking to school has been challenging, the district and parents are making changes.
“I got a call from the Riverview Gardens School District who are afraid for our kids who live in Canfield,” said Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol. "If we're going to get better in Ferguson, if we're going to get better in this nation, our kids have to be educated."
Melanie Powell-Robinson of the Riverview Gardens District said she is happy that Captain Johnson has placed an importance for students continuing their education during this tough time. Students missed the first two days of classes when unrest was at its peak. Since then, parents are concerned with their child's route to and from school.
“We have had a few parents who have picked students up from school. They too are monitoring the situation,” said Powell-Robinson.
Out of respect for Michael Brown’s memorial outside of the Canfield Green apartments, the district has recently reconfigured bus routes to and from school. The district has also made counselors available to students.