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Schools up north are canceling school due to 'excessive heat'

Schools up north are canceling class or cutting school days short due to a heat wave as temperatures in some states along the East Coast are forecast to reach the upper 90s.

On Monday, some schools in Massachusetts announced they would release students early every day through Thursday because of the heat.

While temperatures appear to be a normal day in Texas, many schools in Massachusetts are not air conditioned, according to The Associated Press.

The National Weather Service in the area of Lawrence, Massachusetts issued an excessive heat watch as heat indices are projected to reach triple digits.

On Tuesday, some schools in the area of Boston, Springfield and Hartford area announced they would also release early due to the excessive heat. The NWS stated the heat index will make temperatures feel closer to 105 degrees in some areas.

In Philadelphia, school has just begun, but The Inquirer reported that students are being released early due to the low to mid-90-degree temperatures and triple digit heat indices.

The Philadelphia School District is also canceling all after-school activities, including athletics, in light of the the heat, The Associated Press reported.