Thirty-two air conditioners stolen from Glendale school

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The 300 students Omega Charter School in Glendale are roasting in their classrooms after thieves stole all 32 of the school's air conditioning units during winter break. 

Sixth grader Jazmin Jackson says she's having a hard time concentrating on her studies in her classroom due to the heat. 

That led her parents, Larry and Josie, to buy a small air conditioning unit for their daughter's classroom.

Parents have pitched in to cool off other classrooms but the school would still have to come up with an estimated $80,000 to replace the units that were stolen.

Principal Eric Pawlak showed 3TV new block walls and iron mesh covers recently put in place to protect new units if and when they arrive. 

He said they're also going to alarm the areas where the units are installed. 

For now, they hope parents and friends of the school will dig deep into their pockets to dish out money so new A/C units can once again dish out cold air, giving students, teachers and administrators a break from our record breaking heat. 

In the meantime, students are getting out at noon in an effort to beat the heat.

School officials are looking for any help they can get with this situation.

Here is the contact information:

Omega Charter School
8632 W. Northern Ave.
Glendale, AZ