Schools Near Ferguson Cancel Next Week’s Classes Ahead Of Decision

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A school district that borders Ferguson, Mo, said Friday that it would cancel classes next week in anticipation of the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting being announced.

Television station KDSK reported that the Jennings School District had decided to close its schools starting on Monday. The district had originally only been scheduled to be off Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving break.

The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office has been preparing for a press conference to announce the decision, suggesting one might be imminent.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) has already declared a state of emergency and activated the state national guard in advance of the grand jury decision.

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