UPDATE: Hamilton County school officials say the air conditioning issue that forced the school to close early on Monday has been fixed.

School system spokesperson Tim Hensley says the school will operate on its normal schedule on Tuesday.

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PREVIOUS STORY: East Lake Elementary School will close early Monday due to an air conditioning equipment malfunction.

Students will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m. with buses beginning to take children home.

School officials say they are closing early as a precaution due to the high temperatures in the community this afternoon.

Staff will remain at the school until all children have been picked up.

Additional fans have been delivered to assist in cooling the building.

The Maintenance Department says the air conditioning will be fixed later this afternoon.

School officials say they will return to normal hours on Tuesday.