Officials: Bomb threat caused Niles North High School evacuation

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Niles North High School was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after authorities received information about a bomb threat against the school.

Officers responded about 2:30 p.m. to the school and were investigating the credibility of the threat, according to Skokie Police.

School officials said the evacuation was due to a bomb threat, according to a statement posted to School District 219’s website.

The school was securedby 4 p.m. and Cook County Sheriff’s deputies were responding to assist with the investigation, police said.

“We understand that this situation will cause great anxiety for families,” Niles North Principal James Edwards said. “Please know that our first priority is to keep your children and staff safe. We will share additional information as we are able.”

All students were reported safe andwere bused to Niles West High School, 5701 Oakton St., to be picked up by parents, police said.

The public was asked to stay away from Niles North while the investigation was underway.

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