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Nurses keep kids indoors due to excessive heat

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Today's excessive heat warning had many schools taking action, like keeping their kids indoors instead of sending them out for recess.

You can understand why kids didn't go out. It is hot!

The Madison Elementary School District has 6,000 students. They're staying inside for recess. The reason -- too much heat could pose a danger to the kids.

Recess time at Madison Heights Elementary School in Phoenix. Not on the playground, but in the library and the gym, or watching "Toy Story."

Madison Heights' school nurse made the call very early Tuesday morning. Too much heat and humidity.

"Just a lot of times they don't drink enough water, very easy to dehydrate. They come in very hot and hard to concentrate the rest of the day," says nurse Lori Shoup.

Other schools in the Madison Elementary School District also kept students inside.

"Yeah actually it is pretty common practice throughout the district and we do have other sites making same arrangements," says Jay Mann.

Parents are okay with it.

"I think it is a good thing to prevent heatstroke or keep kids from being in sun too much. We don't want that," says Jeff Welch, parent.

"Well as a parent I think it is great idea. It is hot outside, my daughter prefers to run outside and play but it is probably not in her best interest," says parent Jenny Kaiser.

And for today at least, students didn't mind staying inside. Student Kayla Trevino isn't too disappointed she didn't get to play outside.

"I would get very very hot and there is no air conditioning," she says.

And as long as the heat continues, schools will continue to take precautions.

The excessive heat warning will be in effect from 10 a.m. Tuesday to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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