Several Springfield area schools cancel classes Monday for safety reasons

Springfield city, Clark State, Global Impact STEM Academy, CTC decide to close for the same reason.

Springfield City School District officials Sunday night announced classes for Monday would be canceled for safety reasons.

“Based upon information received from the Springfield Police Division (SPD) and to ensure the safety of our students and staff, the Springfield City School District will be closed on Monday, March 18, 2024,” a district message to the public said.

SCHOOL CLOSURE  Based upon information received from the Springfield Police Division (SPD) and to ensure the safety of...

Posted by Springfield City School District on Sunday, March 17, 2024

The message noted the district “will continue to monitor and work closely with the SPD through an ongoing investigation. The safety of our Wildcat Family continues to be our priority.”

Officials said all activities, practices, games and events will be held as scheduled, unless otherwise stated by Monday noon.

“We apologize for any inconvenience that this closure may cause,” the statement read.

Springfield police earlier Sunday investigated a shooting in the 800 block of South Center, but officials did not confirm if the school closures were connected to that incident.

Shortly after the Springfield announcement, several other districts followed suit, including Global Impact STEM Academy, which chose to close Monday.

“Due to our proximity, shared facilities and the transportation of students, we have decided to do the same,” a Global Impact post said late Sunday.

Global Impact will be closed tomorrow, Monday, March 18, 2024. We are following SCSD as they monitor an investigation...

Posted by Global Impact STEM Academy on Sunday, March 17, 2024

The Springfield-Clark CTC also canceled its classes for Monday, following the lead of Springfield and in consultation with Springfield police.

Clark State posted it closed for classes Monday as well.

No additional information was available Sunday night.