Mauldin High School fixes heat issue that caused early dismissal Thursday

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MAULDIN, S.C. (WSPA) — Mauldin High School dismissed students early on Thursday due to a central heat issue but were able to fix the heating unit later in the day, according to school officials.

A partially closed valve was determined to be the cause of the problem with the heating unit, says Greenville School District officials.

Mauldin High School will resume their normal schedule and will not require early dismissal Friday.

Mauldin High Principal Mike Peake said in a post on the school’s Facebook page:

“We apologize for this situation and we are working to repair the system as quickly as possible. Parents will be updated later this evening on the status of the facility’s central heat. Thank you for your working with us as we work to correct this issue.”

Indoor after-school athletic activities are still scheduled.

Mauldin High School’s gyms and locker areas were not impacted by the heat issues.