Suspect injured after shooting at Dixon High School

Suspect injured after shooting at Dixon High School

Suspect injured after shooting at Dixon High School

An officer confronted an armed 19-year-old man who opened fire at an IL high school Wednesday morning, an encounter that ended with the suspect injured and in custody.

According to the City of Dixon Facebook page, "A Dixon Police Officer confronted an armed male subject at the Dixon High School at approximately 8 a.m. on May 16". The school's resource officer, Mark Dallas, then chased the suspect away and returned fire after the suspect allegedly fired on him; the suspect was shot, but no one else, including Dallas, was injured.

The suspect in the shooting, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries, was arrested at the scene. The officer was praised in the aftermath, as authorities said his actions saved lives.

No students or staff were injured but the high school and all other schools in the district were placed on lockdown, Langloss said.

Dixon Ill. Officials say a police officer has shot and wounded a gunman at a northern Illinois high school. The Dixon city manager Danny Langloss says police confronted a

That was when Dallas drew his gun and shot him.

He said shots had been fired near the high school gymnasium.

A resource officer may have prevented a massacre after a 19-year-old former student allegedly brought a gun inside an IL school and opened fire. His courageous actions saved a lot of lives, ' he said. "We are forever indebted to his bravery". WATCH: Chopper 7 HD over Dixon High SchoolWhile police were quick to say there was no further threat to people in the area after the shooting, Dixon Public Schools remained on lockdown for some time. The name of the officer is also not being released.

Dallas' actions were markedly different than those of a Florida school resource officer who was criticized for acting too slow in a campus shooting that left 17 dead. "It's certainly a horrific event, however it could have been a lot worse".

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