Update: East Lake Elementary back open Tuesday after early dismissal Monday

Additional fans have been delivered to the school to help cool the building during the dismissal process. (Image: WTVC).

UPDATE (4:11 p.m.):

An air conditioning problem has now been fixed at East Lake Elementary, according to school spokesperson Tim Hensley.

Students were sent home early due to the issue.

Hensley says the school will reopen at the normal time Tuesday morning.

PREVIOUSLY:

Hamilton County Schools spokesman Tim Hensley said students at East Lake Elementary School were let out early due to a faulty air conditioner.

The school dismissed at 1:15 p.m.

"Our top priority in Hamilton County Schools is the safety of the children in our care," Hensley says. "Staff will remain at the school until all children have been picked up this afternoon."

Hensley says additional fans have been delivered to the school to help cool the building during the dismissal process.

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