Closings: Schools, churches, day-cares and businesses

Students support suspended school superintendent with protests

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) – Students in the Ferguson Florissant School District are speaking out in support of their suspended superintendent.

Protests in support of Art McCoy were held Wednesday morning on two campuses.

Photos were sent to FOX 2 from a demonstration at McCluer North.

District spokesperson Jana Shortt says around 200 students, possibly more, gathered near the commons area shortly after 8:00am as they passed between classes.

Another demonstration took place at Cross Keys Middle School, where more than 40 students also protested in support of McCoy.

McCoy, who has been the superintendent here since July 2011 and is well liked, was put on paid administrative leave a week ago by the board.

There have been many questions raised about McCoy being put on leave.

The school board meeting will be held at McCluer North Wednesday night. A large is expected.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.