Heat closes South Philly elementary school

    Some Philadelphia students aren’t complaining about the hot weather. The extreme temperatures prompted the School District to send more than 50,000 students in its summer program home more than two hours early today.

    06LFSCHOOL 6 year old Michael McGraw leaving school early with his dad's girlfriend
    6 year old Michael McGraw leaving school early with his dad's girlfriend

    Some Philadelphia students aren’t complaining about the hot weather.  The extreme temperatures prompted the School District to send more than 50,000 students in its summer program home more than two hours early today.

    Around 12:30 p.m.  students streamed out of Taggart Elementary School in South Philadelphia lugging book bags while the summer sun fried the pavement.

    Helen Smith came to pick up her seven-year old daughter Cristina.

    “She’s going to go over to the park and play in the fountain.  It’s too hot.  They should have half days anyways when during the heat wave, regardless.”

    Michael McGraw complained that his air conditioner at home isn’t very powerful.  He’s glad he got out of school early and he plans to play outside.

    “I don’t know I might go to Shunky’s pool. I might go to a pool or something.”

    The six- year old puts his hands together and acts like he’s diving into a  pool.  Then he grins and runs off.

    Adrian Sills and his 7 year old daughter Aliyah
    Adrian Sills and his 7 year old daughter Aliyah

    Due to the continuing forecast of excessive heat expected in the Philadelphia area for tomorrow, all School District and City run programs in Philadelphia public schools will dismiss early at 12:30 P.M. on Wednesday, July 7.

     Ang Luong and his daughter Amber leaving school early
    Ang Luong and his daughter Amber leaving school early

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