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Published December 16 2013

Heating problems force Central Cass to cancel classes Monday

CASSELTON – Too much heat kept students home from the Central Cass school here Monday.

Classes were called off about 5:30 a.m. when a mechanical problem caused classroom temperatures to soar to more than 100 degrees.

A part that tells the boiler whether to send heat through the school is being replaced.

Central Cass Schools Superintendent Mark Weston said at no point were students in harm’s way.

“The system; all it’s going to do is tell the boiler to keep heating the room and, again, there would come a point where it just wouldn’t heat any higher, I guess …” Weston said. “And we could just shut the boilers down as well, so no, there was never a concern of student safety.”

Workers have been able to bypass the system until the new part arrives so students should expect to be in class Tuesday.