Schools dismissing early for officer’s funeral procession


HANCOCK COUNTY — Multiple schools will dismiss early on Sept. 26 before a funeral procession heads through the county for the late Richmond Police Officer Seara Burton, who was recently killed in the line of duty.

Following the funeral in Richmond, an estimated 500-vehicle procession spanning about 9 miles will travel U.S. 40 to Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.

The Greenfield-Central school corporation was notified that the procession will travel through Greenfield on U.S. 40 from about 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, which would prevent school buses and student drivers from crossing the road during that time. Therefore Greenfield-Central High School and Greenfield Central Junior High School will release students at 1 p.m. Monday. All other Greenfield-Central schools will be released at their normal time. G-C reports additional communication will be forthcoming from the junior high and high school regarding after-school activities.

Eastern Hancock reports it will dismiss its schools two hours early on Monday. Busses will drop students off about two hours ahead of their normal drop-off times and EH will begin at-school pick-up times about two hours earlier than normal.

Southern Hancock schools will dismiss at 1 p.m. Monday.

As Mt. Vernon’s district is north of U.S. 40, it will not be dismissing early.