Northbrook School District 27

School Safety Communication: December 16, 2021

School Safety Communication: December 16, 2021

Dear District 27 Community,

Our District has been made aware of TikTok posts circulating nationwide regarding threats that school shootings would take place on Friday, December 17. The original post is general, not directed at a specific school, and is believed to have started as a way for students to skip or be excused from school. 

We are sharing this message only to inform, not alarm. The Glenview Police Department’s Facebook Post states, “This threat does not specifically list any state or location. There is no credible information that this threat is in any way related to any school within the State of Illinois.” 

Our District remains vigilant in its Emergency Preparedness Plan in partnership with Northbrook Police. Out of an abundance of caution and to ease anxieties, the police will be increasing patrols at and around our schools. We appreciate their presence and their ongoing work to care for our community.

We understand that even when rumors are unfounded, students may still have fears about coming to school. The National Association of School Psychologists offers tips for talking with students about difficult topics such as this.  

As always, parents, students, and staff are encouraged to “see something, say something” and report any suspicious behavior. School safety is our top priority. Families and Wood Oaks students also have access to Text-a-Tip.

We look forward to a normal school day tomorrow and thank you for your partnership in these efforts. 

Sincerely,

John Deiter, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools