MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Schools in Memphis Shelby County will cancel all after-school activities on Friday, the school district announced.
The district said it was canceling all after-school activities, including Y care and sporting events, “for public safety.”
The announcement comes hours after five former Memphis police officers were charged in Tyre Nichols’ death on Thursday.
► Continued coverage of the Tyre-Nichols investigation
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Tyre Nichols’ family and those in the Mid-South affected by this tragedy,” the district said in a statement.
The Family Wellness Center closes at 5 PM on Fridays.
The 2023 School of Choice Showcase, originally scheduled for Saturday, has also been postponed to the week of February 4th.
The district said decisions regarding other activities and games scheduled for Saturday will be announced by 10 p.m. Friday.
“We are taking these steps with due diligence and care to help us through this difficult time for our community. We encourage you to contact the District Helpline at -416-8484 or the National Crisis Lifeline at 988 throughout Memphis and Shelby County,” the district said.
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