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Commencement ceremonies for the alternative school, which caters mostly to adults who had dropped out, were held recently at Draper Park Middle School. The event was scheduled for 7 p.m., but graduates and family members were urged to come a half-hour early so everyone would be seated when it began.
One problem: It didn’t begin.
The temperature was in the 90s, there was no air conditioning, and staffers struggled to get the sound system working.
The formalities finally started at 7:34. So the grads and their loved ones had sat there for more than an hour boiling — in more ways than one.
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