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Lebanon High School closed Wednesday due to broken heat units

Lebanon High School closed Wednesday due to broken heat units

LEBANON, Va. - A broken heating system meant no classes Wednesday for Lebanon High School students. Multiple heating units had frozen during this week's extreme cold.

"The true issue is comfort for the students," Russell County Schools Superintendent Greg Brown said. "If they're uncomfortable, they're not going to be in an ideal learning environment, needless to say, so that was a driving force."

Brown said maintenance crews started repair work on the heat units yesterday. The rest of the district was on a two-hour delay.

Brown said he had hoped repairs would be finished for school today, but more time was needed.

"We just couldn't quite pull it off today," he said. "We needed a couple more hours to get everything up to speed for the kids."

Weather conditions will decide if classes resume tomorrow.

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