Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Police Officer Shoots Suspect Who Opened Fire At Dixon High School

Police Officer Shoots Suspect Who Opened Fire At Dixon High School

A student, allegedly 19-years old, brought a gun at Dixon High School, Illinois on Wednesday.

Police Chief Steven Howell, Jr., told reporters that the officer called to report that he'd spotted an armed male at the school. The suspect is in custody and is receiving medical treatment.

In Maryland, a similar situation occurred when a school resource officer prevented a student from inflicting greater loss of life at Great Mills High School.

Authorities have not named the school resource officer, but Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner tweeted his thanks to the officer, naming him as Mark Dallas.

Officials say a police officer working at a northern IL high school shot and wounded a former student who fired a gun at him. While all Dixon public school were put on lockdown earlier in the day, only Dixon High School remains on lockdown. The name of the officer is also not being released.

Howell says the former student fired several shots near the school gymnasium and ran away when the officer confronted him.

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Sauk Valley Media reports the former student involved in a shooting Wednesday morning is Matt Milby. It is unclear whether the incident took place inside the school or outside the building.

Lee County Sheriff's Department officials said the school unification point will be at the baseball fields in Page Park and parents are to go there to pick-up their children.

The suspect in the shooting, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries, was arrested at the scene. He is in custody.

Officials said no one was injured in the confrontation.

The suspect is now in custody, with Dixon PD saying they believe that he acted alone, and that there is no further threat to the public.

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