*Attached video: No charges against Akron officers in Jayland Walker shooting
AKRON, Ohio (WJW) – Several Akron-area schools are closed after the verdict was made in the case of Jayland Walker. You can find a complete list of school closings, here.
The eight officers involved in the shooting death of 25-year-old Jayland Walker last summer will not face charges, a special grand jury decided Monday.
University of Akron
According to the University of Akron, classes in its downtown Akron Polsky building will be held remotely until further notice.
The University of Akron also moved all classes on its main campus to remote instruction beginning Tuesday, April 18. The university Tweeted, that all day and evening events on campus are also canceled until further notice and that employees who are able to work from home are encouraged to do so.
Akron Public Schools
Akron Public Schools announced that the district will be closed on Tuesday. This includes all after-school activities.
Akron Public Schools originally declared a calamity day on Monday for students in its early college program at the University of Akron Polsky building, near the police department.
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School students will continue remote instruction through Thursday, because of the grand jury decision. All activities and athletics for the week have been canceled.
The school had a rapid dismissal at the school Monday at 3 p.m.