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Threat at Niles High School unfounded

Administrators with Niles Community Schools investigated a potential threat at Niles High School.

According to the office of the superintendent, law enforcement and school officials investigated the rumor and determined it was unfounded.

Michele Dreitzler, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, released the following statement:

Niles Administration has investigated a rumor suggesting a potential threat at the high school. After working with local law enforcement to assess the level of the threat and the next steps to be taken to ensure all students and staff are safe, it was determined that the rumor was unfounded. The safety of our students is our primary concern, which is why we had already implemented a series of steps to ensure their well-being. These steps were taken immediately upon receiving this threat. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office.

We are aware that some students left the campus upon hearing of the threat. Given the recent incidents at schools across the country, this is understandable. However, we plan to review school safety measures with the entire student population to ensure they are aware of the appropriate procedures moving forward to maximize student safety.

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