The class of 2016 graduated from Palm Desert High School on Saturday morning – but not before at least 10 people fell ill from the blistering hot temperatures.
The ceremony – which was outdoors for some reason – started at at 7:45 a.m. with temps already in the high 80s and it quickly got much, much hotter – with temps pushing the triple digits by 9 a.m.
PDHS doing their graduation outside and the weather could not be better. pic.twitter.com/UKMSzV1g6v
— Casey Dolan (@thecaseydolan) June 4, 2016
At PDHS graduation and it's already ungodly hot. Seen a few students have to leave the field for water and AC
— Anna Rumer (@AnnaRumer) June 4, 2016
Ten people, none students, were evaluated by the Riverside County Fire Department for heat related symptoms, according to the Desert Sun. Eight were treated on site, with the other two being taken to a hospital for “minor issues.”
“Who would have guessed it would be that hot?” Desert Sands Unified School District spokeswoman Mary Perry told the newspaper.
Ummmm, anyone with a weather app on their cell phone?