Anonymous Tip Line

The Niles West Tip Line, 847-626-2841, is available for parents and students. Parents and students are encouraged to leave a Tip anytime they know about concerning behavior that involves a member of the Niles West High School community.

Concerning behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Threats or plans for violence

  • Hearing about another person's suicidal thoughts

  • Harassment or bullying

  • Repeated references to past violent events

  • Recent interest in and/or fascination with weapons

Specific words used when making threatening or suicidal statements are extremely important. Please report them as you heard or read them.

When reporting an issue concerning the safety and well-being of a student or staff member, theft, suspicious activity, or damage to property using the Tip Line, please include as much information about the situation as possible, including:

  • The name of the person of concern or the person who committed the theft or damage (if known)

  • Physical description

  • Vehicle description

  • The person's last known location

  • Important location information such as website, email address, social media, and/or street address used

When a message is received, the information will be reviewed and referred to the appropriate staff member. Staff members may include deans, counselors, social workers, administrators and/or the School Resource Officer. Your report will be taken seriously, as will reports that are intentionally misleading.