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Parents upset over recess at Rocky Hill schools

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ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -

While some Connecticut schools let students out early because of the heat, other students remained in the classroom on Wednesday and even went outside for recess.

Kids at both elementary schools in Rocky Hill were outside on the playground on Wednesday afternoon. It was 85 degrees and humid around noon time. 

That decision is not sitting well with some parents that talked to Eyewitness News. 

Parents said if there is air conditioning it should be used, especially on a hot day, adding that students should have been kept inside.

While the elementary schools in Rocky Hill have air conditioning, some parents think the time spent out on the playground and running around should be limited. 

Some parents said the fresh air is good, but it should be limited.

Others have no problem with the kids participating in outdoor recess during this summer weather, and said the students should go outside.

For third day in September, the heat index is up and so is the humidity.  With temperatures in the 90's, we have reached the third heat wave of the year. 

Eyewitness News reached out to the superintendent, but did not hear back on Wednesday.  

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