Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Dixon High School Shooting in IL

Dixon High School Shooting in IL

While pursing the subject, the subject shot several rounds toward the school resource officer, at which time the officer returned fire and struck the suspect. The officer was identified as a school resource officer, WQAD-TV reported. That's when the officer fired back, hitting and injuring the gunman.

DIXON, Ill. - Officials say a police officer working at a northern IL high school shot and wounded a former student who fired a gun at him.

No students or staff were injured during the incident.

"A tragedy was averted today in Dixon because a police officer put his life on the line to protect his fellow citizens", Roselieb said. He said shots had been fired near the high school gymnasium.

Students have been reunited with their families.

A male armed with a gun opened fire on an officer at Dixon High School in IL on Wednesday morning.

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23 News has a crew on the scene and will be streaming the press conference live.

The school resource officer confronted the suspect, who then fled from the school with the officer in pursuit, Howell said.

UPDATE: 11:53 a.m. EDT-The shooting at Dixon High School in IL took place on Wednesday morning inside the school's gym, where students were gathered to practice for graduation, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing City Manager Danny Langloss.

The release reiterates the city manager's statement saying there were no injuries to students after the shooting.

DIXON, Ill. (WIFR) - Dixon High School says students are being bused from The Armory to Al Morrison baseball field. They must have an ID to pick up their child. He is in custody. No one else was injured.

Howell, Jr., said he believes the shooter acted alone and there were no injuries to any staff or students, and added they also believe there are no further threats to staff, students or the community.

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