Former student in custody after shooting at Dixon High School

19-year-old Matt Milby was recently expelled from Dixon HS and is being identified as the shooter in custody

19-year-old Matt Milby was recently expelled from Dixon HS and is being identified as the shooter in custody

The suspect shot several rounds at the officer, and the officer then returned fire, hitting the gunman, the chief added. At that point, he was confronted by a school resource officer.

Howell said the suspect fired several shots near the school's west gym and was then confronted by the officer assigned to the school.

Lockdown has been lifted at the other schools in the city about 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Chicago. The officer is part of the Dixon Police Department, an earlier post on the city's Facebook page indicated. His injury was not considered life-threatening.

The shooter, who's name has not been released, is expected to survive.

A 19-year-old former Dixon High student is in custody with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the shoulder after bringing a gun to the school this morning.

Police say the suspect is in custody.

The officer, who has been identified on social media as Officer Mark Dallas, will be placed on paid administrative leave as per police policy on shooting incidents.

"We are extremely grateful that all of the students and staff at Dixon High School will be able to return to their homes unharmed today", FOP Labor Council Executive Director Shawn Roselieb said in a release sent around noon.

"I could not be more proud of the police officer and the way he responded to the situation".

"He saved an enormous amount of lives", Lee County Sheriff John Simonton. "While removing students from the various classrooms, officers found that the staff and students had barricaded doors to the classroom with desks, bookcases and other objects per the training that they had received". "We are forever indebted to him for his service and his bravery".

Officials say a police officer working at a northern IL high school shot and wounded a former student who fired a gun at him. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner identified the officer as Mark Dallas, writing on Twitter, "We should all be very thankful to school resource officer Mark Dallas for his bravery and quick action to immediately diffuse a risky situation".

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