SAN ANTONIO - Students at Nelson Elementary School on the city's West Side are having to attend gym class in their cafeteria after a burglar stole the copper from the gym's air conditioning units.
The copper was stolen around 5:45 a.m. from the school on Waverly, near Woodlawn Lake.
Police arrested Arturo Mendoza, 42, for the crime.
School officials said the air conditioning units were damaged beyond repair.
Until they are fixed, students can use the gym in the morning, but will be moved to the cafeteria if it gets too warm.