The heat forced Columbus City School students to stay home Wednesday.Nearly 40 percent of Columbus school buildings don't have air-conditioning.The district says it made the decision to stay closed for the safety of students.But some parents say its made for a challenging learning environment. Angie Meeker's 11-year-old daughter attends the Columbus Gifted Academy."By the time they get out of school, they're just worn out. They're just kind of beat down by that hot weather. She'll get in the car and I'll say, 'How was it?' And she just says, 'it was hot!'" And so far, it's made for a stumbling start to the school year."We've been in school for about a week and a half. And I think four of those days now we've been released early, and then today...
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