Schools fret over Ferguson grand jury announcement

3 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Tuesday, October 28 2014 Oct 28, 2014 Tuesday, October 28, 2014 8:46:00 AM CDT October 28, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Seven school districts have asked the St. Louis County prosecutor to wait until classes aren't in session to make any announcement about whether a grand jury decided charges were warranted in the Ferguson police shooting case.

Riverview Gardens School District Superintendent Scott Spurgeon last week sent Prosecutor Bob McCulloch a letter signed by six other superintendents asking that any announcement be made after 5 p.m. or on a weekend.

The grand jury is expected to decide by mid-November whether Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson should face charges in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old, Michael Brown. Brown's death led to weeks of sometimes violent protests in and around Ferguson.

The letter suggested that any protests after the announcement could make it hard for students to get home.

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