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Events in Ferguson put school districts on high alert

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FERGUSON, Mo. ( – Another round of unrest in Ferguson has area school districts on high alert.

Several school districts started their 2015-2016 school year Monday morning not very far away from where chaos took place in Ferguson the night before. The districts are focusing on how to keep students safe as a new school year begins.

Monday night, the Hazelwood School District and Riverview Gardens School District canceled all events that were scheduled to take place after 6 p.m. Both districts still started their school day on time and have not announced any school cancellations due to the events in Ferguson. Both districts said they are monitoring the situation closely in case they need to make any further cancellations.

“We’ll talk about what we’ve seen, what we’re hearing from our students in the classroom and what the parents are saying about their neighborhoods that we want to make sure their kids go home safely,” said Kelli McCrary, the director of safety and security at Riverview Gardens. “As we do that, we discuss what we’re hearing from our law enforcement partners, we discuss what we see, members of my team on the street, as we patrol.”

Last year, several districts pushed back the start of the school year because of the unrest in the area. 

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