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Faulty Heating System at Forrest City High School Forcing Classrooms to be Heated with Space Heaters

DECEMBER 8, 2006 - Posted at 7:36 a.m. CST

 

FORREST CITY, AR - Forrest City High School students may not have tales to tell their grandkids about struggling to school in three feet of snow.  But they will be able to talk about how cold they were in class.

The school is now using space heaters to warm classrooms as workers continue to fix balky heating units.

Eleventh grader Ashley Adams says it's so cold the students can't do their work sometimes.  Other students also are complaining about the temperature.

General Contractor Gary Kennedy of Kenco Construction says there are several problems with the system, but he says attempts are being made to keep the classrooms warm.  He says the goal is to keep the temperature at least 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

On November 21, school administrators closed the high school for one day prior to the Thanksgiving break, in hopes that the heating unit would be fixed when classes resumed on the Monday after Thanksgiving.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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