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

Investigators say school resource officer Mark Dallas sprang into action pursuing the suspected gunman 19-year-old former student Matthew Milby

Howell said the suspect had fired several shots near school gym, where the resource officer confronted him. During the pursuit, the suspect fired several shots at the officer but did not strike him.

Dixon High has been evacuated, and all Dixon schools are on lockdown while the investigation proceeds.

The man is being treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the shoulder officials said.

Danny Langloss, Dixon City Manager tweeted "So grateful for the heroic actions of the Dixon police officer who stopped the armed gunman at Dixon high school".

The former student who was shot is believed to have sustained non-life threatening injuries and is now receiving medical treatment, Howell said.

"The students and staff responded to the situation extremely well", Howell, Jr. The officer was identified as a school resource officer, WQAD-TV reported.

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"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", Rep. Adam Kinzinger said in a statement.

The school, along with all other Dixon Public Schools, was placed on lockdown Wednesday. Chopper 7 HD was over the scene around 9:30 a.m. and captured video of students boarding buses to be reunited with family members, who were waiting for them at a local park.

Dixon Mayor Liandro Arellano Jr. said it appears a graduation practice was going on at the time of the incident. "Parents are to go there to pick-up their children".

The 19-year-old suspect, who arrived armed at Dixon High School about 8 a.m., shot at the officer who then returned fire, injuring him, police chief Steven Howell said at a news conference. When confronted by the officer, the suspect exited the school and began running westbound on Armory Drive. He is in custody.

Dixon Police said they believed there was only one suspect and that there was no further threat.

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