Officer Shoots Armed Former Student At Illinois High School

April FrancisMay 17, 2018

During a press conference, Dixon police Chief Steve Howell said the former student fired several shots near the west gym in the high school. The former student ran away and out of the school.

The suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment of his wound, which did not appear to be life-threatening, Howell said.

WQAD 8 reports that no one else was injured during the armed confrontation. While 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 suspect was shot and is now in custody.

The student and officer were not immediately named.

A male subject is in custody after allegedly firing a gun at a police officer at Dixon High School.

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Dixon is a central IL city about 100 miles west of Chicago.

City manager Danny Langloss told Sauk Valley Mediathat students had been gathered in the gym for graduation practice when the shooting happened. The suspect shot at the officer, and the officer returned fire, striking and stopping the suspect.

The names of the shooter and officer are not being released at this time. Dixon Mayor Liandro Arellanno Jr. expressed gratitude for the outcome and praised the officer.

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. It is unclear whether the incident took place inside the school or outside the building. The suspect fired at the officer, who shot back, injuring the gunman.

The suspect was arrested and being treated for his injuries.

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