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Highland Junior High heating system freezes; school canceled

By Whitney Evans | Posted - Dec. 9, 2013 at 7:29 p.m.


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OGDEN — Students at Highland Junior High School were sent home Monday when the school's heating system would not start.

Temperatures hovering around zero degrees froze a boiler coil at the school, affecting the heating system for the building.

Around 8:10 a.m., officials realized that the heating system would not be repaired before classes started at 8:15, according to Zac Williams, director of communications for Ogden School District. School officials activated a calling system to ensure students already at the school and en route in buses were returned home, Williams said.

Crews were working Monday morning to warm the coil and get the heating system to work.

"We are anticipating that it will be open by tomorrow," said Williams.

The school, at 325 Gramercy Ave., has 864 students. No other schools in the district were closed Monday.

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