Local schools closing early due to heat

The heat is forcing some schools in the Tri-state to shut down early.

Here's some information you need to know:

  • John Paul II School, Springfield Township: Releasing at noon the rest of the week, no afternoon busing and no lunch served at school
  • Fort Thomas Schools, Fort Thomas: Classes from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with cold lunch served
  • St. Joseph Acadamy, Walton: Releasing at 1 p.m. Thursday
  • Switzerland County Schools, Indiana: Releasing at noon Thursday

John Paul II principal Sharon Wilmes says there are several students packed into classrooms on the top floor with no air conditioning, and it can feel even hotter than it is outside.