A student faces a felony disorderly conduct charge in connection with an internet threat made against Niles Township High School District 219, according to a statement posted on the district's Web site.

Skokie police alerted officials at Niles West High School of the "nonspecific threat" last night, school Principal Jason Ness said in the statement.

Ness' statement does not say how police became aware of the threat, or whether the student attends Niles West High School. The student's age was not disclosed.

Neither Ness nor Skokie police could be immediately reached for comment.

"Such an incident is always alarming, and certainly more so because of the school context," Ness is quoted in the statement as saying. "It is important for our students and staff to understand that we take any threat seriously and will investigate the matter to the fullest extent.

"Based on current information from the Skokie Police Department, the student was acting alone and we do not believe that there is any threat to the building."

jbullington@tribune.com