South Phoenix school gets help after losing air conditioning

PHOENIX - Students can walk into cool classrooms at a South Phoenix school on Monday, after local companies stepped in and replaced air conditioning units damaged by thieves.

Two weeks ago thieves stole the copper wiring from five air conditioning units at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic School.

All week, teachers like Kevin Liegel have been moving into classrooms in the heat.

“It's just really hot,” said Liegel. “You forget what it's like without A/C.”

On Thursday, three companies -- Goettl Air Conditioning, Lennox Industries and Goodman Manufacturing -- worked together to give the school five new 5-ton air conditioning units.

With school starting on Monday, Liegel says the gift couldn’t come at a better time.

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