Bak Middle School of the Arts canceled classes and sent students home this morning after power went out at the West Palm Beach school.
A school district spokeswoman confirmed that a power outage was reported at the school around 7:15 a.m. The school has a backup generator but it does not operate the air-conditioner.
The school canceled classes around 11:30 a.m., officials said.
A teacher at the school told The Palm Beach Post that the school operated all morning on the backup generator, which powered lights throughout the building.
“It really wasn’t a big deal until it started getting hot in the classrooms,” the teacher said.
The shortened day comes as classes resumed this week in the county’s public schools after a 7-day layoff due to Hurricane Irma.
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