Last updated: January 30. 2014 3:46PM - 2944 Views
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PLYMOUTH —A broken boiler at Wyoming Valley West High School that sent students home early with a 10 a.m. dismissal this morning has been fixed. Classes will resume as normal Friday.

High School Principal Erin Keating said the heat had come back on by 3:15 p.m. and that the system will be monitor during the night to make sure everything is working properly.


Students of the Wyoming Valley West High School will be dismissed at 10 a.m. due to heating issues stemming from a problematic boiler.

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A boiler failure at Wyoming Valley West High School has resulted in some chilly rooms in the school.

Superintendent Charles Suppon said the motor of the boiler in question initially went down on Tuesday, but staff were able to get it functional again. The motor of the boiler failed a second time on Tuesday night. Suppon said the district found a new motor on Wednesday, and is being installed early this morning.

Suppon expected the problem to be fixed by sometime today. He said claims that the building is entirely without heat are not true.

“There’s some cold pockets in the high school, but that’s nothing new,” Suppon said.

Students and staff members are able to wear their jackets if they are in a colder part of the building. Space heaters have also been placed throughout the school.

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