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JENNINGS, MO (KTVI)- Jennings School District has closed on what should have been the first day of school due to violence in nearby Ferguson. This information was reported Monday morning around 5:15 a.m.

The letter on the district’s website reads as follows:

“Letter to Families and Staff- School Canceled Monday, August 11, 2014

Dear Staff and Families,

Unfortunately, unsafe conditions in areas within north county have continued through this morning and as a result, the first day of school will be delayed until Tuesday.  Safety is our uppermost concern. At this time we do not feel it’s safe for our students to walk to school.  We appreciate your understanding. Principals and all administrators will be available at school to inform families who may not have phone or television access, or who may not have received the message before 8am.  Again, thank you for understanding.

We do look forward to having a safe and peaceful welcome back on Tuesday, August 12th at 8am. We will be keeping all involved in the tragedy that has sparked recent events in our thoughts and prayers.

 Dr. Tiffany Anderson, Superintendent”

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