ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The Jennings School District has cancelled its first day of school for area students after riots erupted during protests Sunday night in Ferguson.

The district has delayed the first day of class until Tuesday.

In a letter to families and staff, Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Anderson said officials do not believe it's safe for students to return walk to school.

Sunday night, riots erupted during protests. The protesters were rallying after 18-year-old Mike Brown was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer Saturday afternoon. Area stores, including a Walmart, Quiktrip, and Zisser Tire & Auto were vandalized and looted. The Quiktrip store was also set on fire.

Students should report to class Tuesday at 8 a.m.

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