Broken Heater Closes Delaware County School

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A lack of heat kept Delaware County students out of the classroom Wednesday.

The Chester Upland School District closed STEM Academy at Showalter due to a broken heating system at the Science and Discovery High School along 1100 W 10th Street in Chester, Pennsylvania.

The closure came a day after 7th to 12th grade students were sent home before noon due to cold conditions, said a school spokesman. Highs hovered in the low 30s Tuesday afternoon and dipped into the teens overnight.


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The district completed “critical repairs” Wednesday so that the school could reopen Thursday.

Students at The School of the Arts and Theater also sat in the cold and dark for about an hour Wednesday during a neighborhood power outage. But, the district said those students remained at school.

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