ROCKVILLE CENTRE - Seven students and one faculty member at a Rockville Centre school were hospitalized today after becoming ill due to the heat, fire officials say.

Four more children suffered from heat exhaustion but were not taken to the hospital, officials say.According to officials, it was more than 100 degrees in the Riverside Elementary School gymnasium, where the children were rehearsing for a play. The space had no air conditioning.The eight people who were taken to the hospital are expected to recover.

Tonight's performance at the school was canceled.