About 25 Alma students had planned on staying at school overnight because of poor road conditions, but the Crawford County Sheriff's Office took the children home by around 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
Supt. David Woolly announced earlier in the day that many school bus routes in the area remained unsafe because of the winter weather, offering up overnight school as a solution to hold students whose parents could not come pick them up.
He assured parents the students would be warm, comfortable and fed.
About 25 students were set to take up the superintendent on his offer, but deputies took the children home before the overnight stay became a reality.
(5NEWS reporter Aubry Killion spoke with the superintendent about the situation in a live interview, seen in the video above the story)