December 18, 2018
The following note was sent to all district families to inform them of an incident at Niles North this afternoon.
At approximately 12:57 p.m., there was an incident in the Niles North High School parking lot that the Skokie Police Department is calling an aggravated vehicular hijacking. The victims in the car were not injured and are safe.
Skokie Police were already responding when the incident occurred, and the assailants immediately took flight, with police in pursuit. With the threat removed, there was no need for a lockdown.
The school property is secure, and all school operations are going on as planned. Skokie Police are investigating.