Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Former student shot, 19, wounded after bringing gun to Dixon High

Former student shot, 19, wounded after bringing gun to Dixon High

"As we continue to gather more information about the shooting incident at Dixon High School this morning, I extend my deepest gratitude to the Dixon Police Department, and especially the School Resource Officer (SRO) on-site, for their swift action today and for keeping our students, teachers, and our community safe". He was taken into custody and treated for his wound, which city officials said was not life-threatening.

It was not clear whether the suspect was a student at the school, and officials did not immediately respond to calls for further comment.

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

Authorities say students did exactly as they were trained to do when a school resource officer and a former student exchanged gunfire at a northern IL high school.

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Reports say that multiple sources say Milby was recently expelled from the school. The suspect shot several rounds at the officer, and the officer then returned fire, hitting the gunman, the chief added.

The former student who was shot is believed to have sustained non-life threatening injuries and is now receiving medical treatment, Howell said. Police said the man turned and fired at the officer when he tried to chase him down. The suspect is receiving medical treatment and is in custody.

No students or staff were injured during the incident.

Students have been reunited with their families.

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Howell, Jr., said the names of the suspect and the school resource officer are not being released.

UPDATE 9:35 a.m.: Lee County Sheriff's Office has just sent a release saying the school has been evacuated. The school resource officer pursued the subject.

Howell said there is no further threat to the school and police are confident the gunman acted alone.

Parents were told to go to the baseball fields in Page Park, across the street from Dixon High School, to pick up their children.

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