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Cumberland high school students sent home after heat goes off

Posted March 3, 2009 2:52 p.m. EST
Updated March 3, 2009 3:03 p.m. EST

— Students at Pine Forest High School in Cumberland County got an early dismissal Tuesday after power went out in their building, district spokeswoman Wanda McPhaul said.

Students were dismissed at 1:15 p.m. Normally, the school day ends at 3:30 p.m.

Two other schools – Warrenwood and Howard Hall elementaries – also lost power, but students were kept in their classrooms. McPhaul said elementary students wore coats and ate cold lunches during the two-hour outage.