St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced on Monday night that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. At the time of Brown's death in August, 18-year-old Brown had just graduated high school, and was only days away from starting college at a technical school.
In the weeks following Brown's death, amid sometimes violent local protests, schools in Ferguson and the surrounding area were forced to cancel days of classes. This week, some school districts in the area have once again cancelled class to ensure the safety of students and staff in the aftermath of the grand jury announcement. Some districts also prepared for the grand jury's decision by providing parents and teachers with resources on how to talk with students about the case.
But it's not just in the Ferguson area that teachers are trying to figure out how to explain these events to young students. On Monday night, The Huffington Post asked teachers on Twitter how they planned to talk to their students about the events happening in Ferguson. Below are some of the responses we received.
Are you a teacher who's planning on talking with your students about what's going on in Ferguson? Tell us what you plan to discuss by tweeting @HuffPostEdu.
— Saskia Fabricant (@SFabricant) November 25, 2014