TEMPE, AZ — Marcos de Niza High School students were dismissed early Tuesday after an air-conditioning outage.
The Tempe school posted online that, “because of the extreme heat” and lack of air-conditioning, students were let out of class at 11:45 a.m.
“We apologize for this inconvenience but the safety of our students is a top priority and working air conditioning is critical during this time of year,” the school wrote.
The cafeteria was open to serve lunch and buses are running on their normal routes, departing at 12:15 p.m., including special education transportation.
Afternoon activities and athletics will be canceled, moved or postponed. Coaches and sponsors will reach out to students with updated plans.
Marcos de Niza does not yet have a schedule for Wednesday classes, but school officials will send a message later in the day Tuesday to update students and families.