Former student shot, wounded after bringing gun to Dixon High

Police Officer Shoots Suspect Who Opened Fire At Dixon High School

Police Officer Shoots Suspect Who Opened Fire At Dixon High School

Howell says the former student fired several shots near the school gymnasium and ran away when the officer confronted him. While pursing the subject, the subject shot several rounds toward the school resource officer.

The suspected shooter was a student at Dixon High School.

The officer returned fire and struck the suspect, who was then taken into custody just west of the school, Howell said.

Governor Bruce Rauner released a statement saying, "Today, we should all be very thankful to school resource officer Mark Dallas for his bravery and quick action to immediately diffuse a unsafe situation at Dixon High School".

According to multiple sources at the site, the shooter is Matt Milby. There were no injuries to staff, students or members of the community. He said the names of the officer and the suspect are not being released. The Dixon High School and all Dixon Public Schools are on lockdown.

Students have been reunited with their families.


A 19-year-old former Dixon High student recently expelled from the school is in custody and being treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the shoulder after bringing a gun to the school this morning, officials said.

Dixon Mayor Liandro Arellano Jr. said it appears a graduation practice was going on at the time of the incident.

UPDATE: DIXON, Ill. (WIFR) - Dixon police expect to have a press conference at 11 a.m.in regards to the school shooting Wednesday morning.

The release reiterates the city manager's statement saying there were no injuries to students after the shooting. "Parents are to go there to pick-up their children".

Police Chief Steven Howell said at a news conference that the officer shot and wounded the lone gunman at Dixon High School about 8 a.m. Wednesday. When confronted by the officer, the suspect exited the school and began running westbound on Armory Drive.

No one else was hurt during the shooting. He believes the suspect acted alone and that there are not further threats to student safety.

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