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Jennings Cancels First Day Of School In Wake Of Ferguson Rioting

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – School officials in Jennings have cancelled the first day of school.

The announcement was made following a violent night of rioting in Ferguson.

Staff and families received the following information Monday morning:

Unfortunately unsafe conditions in areas within north county have continued through this morning and as a result, the first day of school will be delayed until Tuesday. Safety is our uppermost concern. At this time we do not feel it’s safe for our students to walk to school. We appreciate your understanding. Principals and all administrators will be available at school to inform families who may not have phone or television access and who may not have received the message before 8am. Again, thank you for understanding. We do look forward to having a safe and peaceful welcome back on Tuesday, August 12th at 8am. We will be keeping all involved in the tragedy that has sparked recent events in our thoughts and prayers.

The rioting follows the shooting death of 18-year old Michael Brown, who was shot dead in the street Saturday afternoon, after police say he shoved an officer and wrestled for his gun.

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