Ferguson, Mo. schools want to ensure that students are off the streets, closing schools in wake of the the grand jury verdict in the shooting of teenager Brown. School closures will affect schools beyond the Ferguson and will include the entire district and its 23 schools, the majority of which are elementary schools. Acting Superintendent Lawrence Larrew:
First, we will take actions necessary to ensure the safety of our students and staff, both at school and on their way home from school. Second, activity in the area that causes logistical or operational concerns may necessitate a change in our school schedule.