Schools in the Ferguson area have already announced closings for tomorrow, in case protests –or celebrations— turn violent. Tonight, the public awaits a grand jury decision whether to prosecute a police officer in the deadly shooting of local teen Michael Brown almost four months ago. The Ferguson-Florissant School District announced there would be no day or evening activities “in consideration of the safety of all students and staff.”
Local TV station KSDK posted this list of school, club and community event closings. This is in response to protests turned violent after Brown’s shooting in August.
This time, St. Louis state Senator Jamilah Nasheed that she is “praying for peace for this city here.” “Protestors should peacefully protest and let their voices be heard and not wreak havoc on our community and tear down businesses and destroy properties and things of that sort,” she told KMOX in St. Louis.