The expression is to be left out in the cold, but some Liberty high school students were left "in" the cold Monday.
Liberty School District officials said two of the 14 heating units at Liberty North High School stopped working, leaving some parts of the school extra brisk. The outages affected the front office and a group of classrooms.
One parent, who contacted KCTV5, claimed the temperature in her daughter's room Monday morning was 46 degrees.
"The tables in some of the classrooms were, like, really cold, so it was kind of hard to write because our arms were cold," one student said.
Officials wouldn't say exactly how cold it was in parts of Liberty North, but it was clearly cold enough to prompt action.
Crews were hooking up backup heaters Monday night in an effort to ensure the whole school is warm Tuesday morning.
District officials said a call was going out to parents to explain the situation and what was being done to rectify it.
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