FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) – Ferguson-Florissant School District has announced that all schools in the district will be closed on Monday, August 18 “due to continuing unrest in some areas of Ferguson, and in the interest of the safety of students and families.

In a release, the district cites concerns about children walking to school or waiting for buses on streets impacted by activity from Sunday night’s protests, debris on the roads that could impact transportation, and continued disruption affecting students and families in the area.

The district states that while teachers, principals and the administration were ready to welcome students back, the safety of students is their primary concern.

Jennings and Riverview Gardens also announced they would cancel classes on Monday.

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