Three Biloxi schools to dismiss early Monday for officer’s funeral

Three Biloxi schools to dismiss early Monday for officer’s funeral

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Three Biloxi schools will release from school early on Monday.

Biloxi Upper Elementary, Gorenflo Elementary, and Nichols Elementary will all let out one hour earlier than their usual dismissal times. Biloxi School District announced the decision late Sunday night, saying they want to ensure that Officer Robert McKeithen’s funeral is uninterrupted.

All other schools will release at their regular time.

McKeithen’s funeral will be at First Baptist Church on Popp’s Ferry Road in Biloxi. The service starts at 12:30 p.m., which will be followed by a graveside service at Biloxi National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.

Thousands are expected to line the route of McKeithen’s funeral procession, which will also feature hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the region.

For more details about Officer McKeithen’s funeral, click HERE.

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