A/C Problems Force Early Dismissal at Bearden Middle

By: Brian Gregory Email
By: Brian Gregory Email

Knoxville (WVLT) When it's 9 am and it's already 90 degrees in your school, it's going to be a tough day to learn.

That was the case this morning over at Bearden Middle School in West Knoxville.

Knox County officials made the decision before 9 am to dismiss the students early.

Buses will run as soon as possible to get students home.

And parents can also pick up their students at the door.

School Spokesperson Russ Oaks says the problem with the air conditioning happened sometime over the holiday weekend.

Although it's back on and working, Oaks says with some classrooms already in the 90 degree range, it's going to take too long to cool.

Oaks says there will be classes at Bearden Middle tomorrow.

Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and volunteertv.com for continued coverage of this developing news story.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Join the Conversation!

While WVLT allows comments on articles, we ask that you respect the online community. Comments may be removed at any time for violations including:

  • Obscenity, profanity, vulgarity, racism, violent descriptions, name-calling or personal attacks.
  • Abuse of multiple accounts.
  • Off-topic comments.

Comments may be checked for inappropriate content or rule violation, but the station is under no legal obligation to monitor or remove comments. If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator. 
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

  • by ciara Location: west knoxville on Jan 22, 2008 at 02:39 PM
    it was very hot in the building.i know 'cause i go there, i'm in 6th grade i was there .everyone was goin crazy i had to use my friend's cell to call home!we just finished first period.

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2015 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 9561077 - local8now.com/a?a=9561077
Gray Television, Inc.