CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Beverly Woods Elementary School is closing early on Wednesday because of power outages in the area, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools says.
CMS said they made the decision with the safety of the students in mind, worried that on a hot day they may not have air conditioning.
"Very high temperatures are expected today and there is no air conditioning or telephone service expected in our school until much later today. Please know that your child is safe," the school's principal said in a ConnectEd message to parents. The message was sent to parents around 10 a.m.
School staff will stay with the students until they are picked up or other arrangements are made to get them home safely.
The elementary school is located on Quail Hollow Road, just off of Sharon Road in south Charlotte.