Heat causes schools to close - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Heat causes schools to close

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Parents were picking up their children from school early on Tuesday due to the heat (WFSB) Parents were picking up their children from school early on Tuesday due to the heat (WFSB)
WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Some schools announced on Tuesday morning that they were dismissing early because of the heat.

Stratford schools announced that they began dismissing around 10:30 a.m.

St. Brigid School told Eyewitness News that the school closed at 11:45 a.m.

"That's a good idea because they don't have air conditioning and some of the classrooms are facing south with the sun all morning and afternoon," said Margarita Buccilli, a grandmother who was picking up her grandchildren on Tuesday.

She said the classrooms get too hot for the children.

"It's too hot for them, really," Buccilli said.

Some parents said they don't understand why the school doesn't have air conditioning.

On Monday, several schools announced closures for a similar reason.

Temperatures for Tuesday cracked 90 degrees for the third straight day, marking a heat wave.

For more on the forecast, click here.

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