SCRANTON -- Another hot humid day means more schools dismissing early because of the heat.
Hundreds of students are starting their weekends early because it was so steamy in school.
Two school districts had early dismissals Friday morning because of the hot weather.
Officials at Tunkhannock Area and Scranton both decided it was too warm for the kids to stay in class.
Teachers at John Adams Elementary School in Scranton have bus duty down to a science. It's just a little unusual that students were being sent home at 11:30 a.m. But that's what happened after teachers and district administrators realized just how hot and humid it was inside all the schools. Even where there was air conditioning, the superintendent declared early dismissals across the district.
"I felt sick because the windows were broken and you couldn't open them; it was extremely hot," said one student.
In Scranton, the intermediate and high schools were released at 11 a.m., and the elementary schools were let out at 11:30 a.m. We spoke with parents who got the call Friday morning and while they're happy their kids are safe, they wish they had a little more notice.
"Yesterday was even hotter and I'm getting a call and yesterday was way worse than today," said Jamie Rasimovich.
"I was just here an hour ago, having a meeting with the principal and my one son's teacher, and none of it was said then. Just get home, it's too hot now, so turned around and came right back," Daniel Lenner said.
Lenner noticed the heat and humidity inside so he wasn't too surprised by the call. But to him, hopefully, this can be avoided in the future.
"I'd like more notice but I think they should have better accommodations for the kids. There aren't any fans in the windows here, let alone air conditioning."
The Scranton school superintendent tells Newswatch 16 the decision was made before 10 a.m. after noticing the heat and humidity inside many of the schools.
In the superintendent's eyes, the biggest difference between Thursday's heat and Friday's was that the school buildings never had a chance to cool down overnight and the humidity was almost unbearable.
Afternoon outdoor sports went on as scheduled.
See the full list of school closings and delays HERE.