Greetings Dowagiac Union Schools Community,

This evening Niles had planned to use our football field for their homecoming game since their field is unavailable.  Earlier today, we were informed that a student-aged person who lives in Niles but is not a student at Niles Community Schools made statements that were very concerning to NCS and our administration team.  Law enforcement was notified, and an investigation took place.  To be clear, the statements causing the concern and the investigation were not related to any Dowagiac Union Schools students.  

Even though NCS and the Niles police department have deemed the threat as not credible, as the Superintendent of Dowagiac Union Schools, I requested that the game be moved to another venue out of an abundance of caution.  We continue to work hard to keep our students, staff, district, and community safe.

Jonathan M. Whan