UNION TOWNSHIP -- It's not unheard of to dismiss students from school in the wintertime because of bad weather, but it happened on Thursday in the midst of this September heat in Luzerne County.
Northwest Area in the Shickshinny area sent the kids home, all while other districts sweat it out.
Even though a temperature board showed 82 degrees, school officials say it was much hotter inside the two-story building.
Principal Ryan Miner said, "It feels like mid-90s to probably 100, it's really hot upstairs and uncomfortable for both the teachers and the students."
But despite the heat, some school stuck it out. Lee Park Elementary School is one of three schools in the Hanover Area School District that does not have air conditioning, but school officials there say this was not that big deal.
"We`re coming in from August, and we`ve had a very very hot August, and most everyone is accustomed to the hot days," said superintendent Andrew Kuhl.
The humidity didn't stop students there from zipping around during recess, playing outside like it was just another day.
"They get excited about recess and they just want to play with their friends," said Kate Rinaldi, a teacher there.
But the heat is bothering students over at Wyoming Valley West High School in Plymouth, where they say the building`s air conditioning broke.
"I had a test and I couldn`t focus, I couldn`t even finish my test, it was just too hot in there to work," said one student.