Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Armed School Resource Officer Shoots Student Who Open Fired At School

Armed School Resource Officer Shoots Student Who Open Fired At School

A police officer from IL, has prevented what could be a bloody attack on the high school Dixon, when faced with a former student who opened fire in the hallway, when high school students rehearsed for the upcoming prom nearby. The gunman, whose name was not released, was confronted by a school resource officer after he fired several shots near the west gym, Howell said.

The father of a Dixon High School student was shaken after finding out that a gunman was shot Wednesday morning at Dixon High School.

The suspect then shot at the officer, who returned fire and injured the male, who was arrested.

The Chicago Tribune identified the officer who engaged with the gunman as school resource officer Mark Dallas.

"I could not be more proud of the police officer".

Officer Mark Dallas is being lauded for his quick action that saved lives and kept a bad situation from escalating into something much larger.

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The suspect is now in custody. Dallas was not harmed in the exchange of gunfire, but Milby received non-life-threatening injuries.

"We have FOP staff in Dixon today and they will assist local authorities wherever possible while continuing to provide the counseling and support that we give to IL law enforcement officers involved in on-duty shootings".

Howell also praised the response of students and staff who followed training by sheltering in place and barricading classroom doors with bookcases and desks, Howell said. Dallas' bullet stopped the suspect who reportedly fired several shots in a gym full of graduating seniors, according to WQAD-TV.

A map shows where Dixon High School is located in relation to Chicago. Lee County Sheriff John Simonton told SaukValley.com that he's a 19-year-old former student. The suspect refused to comply with the officer and allegedly opened fire. Dixon Public Schools are on lockdown.

No one else was hurt in the shooting, officials said. Dixon Police believe the suspect acted alone and that there is no further threat to the safety of students or staff.

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