Warwick HS dismissing early due to heating system malfunction

Newport News Public Schools logo. Credit: @nnschools/Twitter

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A malfunction of the heating system at Warwick High School has prompted an early dismissal.

Officials with Newport News Public Schools posted about the dismissal on social media just before noon. Students are being released at 12:30 p.m.

Officials say repairs to the system are underway, and are expected to be complete by the afternoon.

The malfunction came on a frigid day, with wind chills in the 20s.

Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler said the temperatures are only expected to climb into the upper 30s by Wednesday afternoon.