Friday, February 22, 2013
A Niles West High School teen was charged with felony disorderly conduct after he made multiple bomb threats to his school, police said today.
Samuel Breitberg, 18, of Lincolnwood, was charged with one count of felony disorderly conduct, police announced today. Breitberg was arrested for making multiple bomb threats directed at his school, Niles West, on Nov. 20, 2012, police said. Detectives, in conjunction with District 219, investigated the incident and determined Breitberg responsible, according to a press release issued today. No further details were available. If new information comes in, Patch will update. -- Skokie Patch on Facebook
Friday, October 7, 2011
Caller said a "Niles school" would be targeted; officials at District 219 tightening security.
A bomb threat received Tuesday at Niles West High School was ruled not credible by Skokie police, according to Jim Szczepaniak, the spokesman for Niles Township High School District 219. The caller making the threat phoned at 2:54 p.m. that day, and school ends at 3:20. Szczepaniak said the school immediately got in touch with Skokie police and remained in constant contact with them. "We were comfortable enough with the situation we figured we'd continue with school Wedneday," Szczepaniak said. He described the situation as being back to normal. Niles West principal sent a letter to faculty and staff Tuesday telling them the school was on heightened alert and that police were continuing to investigate. A student newspaper at Niles West …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
A roundup of the region’s major developments for Thursday, April 21.
Here's what's going on in Patch sites around you: Missing Niles North Student Found. UPDATE: State's Attorney Anticipates Trial in District 225 Bomb Threat Case. VIDEO: All Aboard! A Front-Seat Look at Train Safety. Skokie Canine Makes No Bones About Celebrity Status.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
While Ryan Ricco faces a felony charge for his alleged Dec. 8 threat, students and parents mostly agree that the incident hasn't shaken their sense of security.
It started with Facebook, fireworks, and a girl. Now, District 225 high school student Ryan Ricco, 18, faces a Dec. 27 court date and a felony charge for threatening to blow up two local high schools. According to court documents, Ricco initiated unwanted contact with a female Glenbrook South student beginning June 29. Despite repeated warnings not to contact her or her sibling, Ricco continued to approach the girl via Facebook and over the phone on Sept. 26, Oct. 12 and Oct. 29. Although she did not respond to any of Ricco's contacts, he communicated with her through Facebook again on Dec. 8, and threatened to bomb the Glenbrook Schools, according to court documents and Glenview Police Department reports. Ricco told the girl that he …