Juvenile Court to close early due to A/C ongoing issues

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- All eight courtrooms at Shelby County Juvenile Court will close at 1 p.m. Thursday and remain closed Friday.

The closure is the result of ongoing issues with the air conditioning system.

“The heat in the courtrooms has become excessive, and in consideration of everyone’s health we decided to close the courtrooms,’’ said Pam Skelton, Juvenile Court’s chief administrative officer. Cases affected by the closure will be rescheduled."

Custom made coils needed to repair the system are expected to arrive and the hope is the system will be up and running by Monday.

Cases affected by the closure will be rescheduled.

Staff members not in areas affected by the lack of air conditioning will remain working.