KSDK – If you have a student who attends school anywhere from Rockwood to Edwardsville, chances are, they were all smiles Tuesday afternoon.

That's because they were among the districts that dismissed students early. Each district has its discretion in making that call, and a lot of it has to do with busses.

In Edwardsville, Superintendent Ed Hightower was a popular guy Tuesday after making the call to send students home before the storm hit.

Watch the video above for more student reaction.