On Monday night, October 14, 2019, Niles North Principal James Edwards sent the following note to parents and guardians:
Dear Niles North Parents and Guardians,
This evening several students and staff members reported that they had seen what appeared to be a Niles North student on social media making a threatening message directed at the school. We immediately contacted the Skokie Police Department, and they went to the home of the suspected student. Based on their investigation, the police have informed us that there is no credible threat to the school or students at this time.
As a precautionary measure, we will have an added police officer at the school tomorrow to ensure student safety. As always, we appreciate the vigilance of members of our school community to keep our school safe.
Dr. James Edwards