“Very hot; hard to focus:” Cudahy High School students released early due to heat-related issues

CUDAHY -- Cudahy High School released students at 1:05 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6th due to a failure of the air conditioning system -- and it's unclear whether there will be school on Wednesday.

School officials says the high school is experiencing some significant condensation and heat-related issues due to a failure of the air conditioning system.

As a result, all students were released at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday.

Cudahy High School

Cudahy High School

"I was sweating a lot in gym class," a student said.

"Very hot. Kinda hard to focus," a student said.

Cudahy High School

Cudahy High School

The heat was only part of the reason students were dismissed early. Condensation made the floor slippery.

"It was humid, so the floor was wet. They had to cancel school. They didn't want anyone falling," a student said.

"Everybody was walking around tripping, like slipping, falling," a student said.

Officials with the Cudahy School District said "since all students' safety is our priority, we are going to be releasing all students at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday."

Cudahy High School

Cudahy High School

Any students needing to stay at CHS past 1:05 p.m. were allowed to stay in a designated area of the building that was free of the problems.  

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School officials said they will be monitoring the situation and communicating updates to parents.

3 comments

    • 83grad

      I did too. And we couldn’t carry water bottles, nor had extra “water breaks.” I remember some kids getting sick (sawdust & shovel.) They were sent to the school office, which was air-conditioned (the teachers’ lounge may have been also.) But the rest of us just toughed it out. Half the classrooms didn’t even have windows. And the administration wasn’t concerned about how much “learning” was taking place in the heat. There were students in the desks, so the state requirements were satisfied. Is it really that much warmer these days? How did we survive?

  • mamalynch

    Many MPS schools do not have air conditioning, including the one I work at. It was hot, the floors were wet, thank the engineer for trying his best to keep them mopped, but we did it!

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