Man Opens Fire at High School — But School Armed Resource Officer Steps in and Does His Job

On Wednesday, the city of Dixon, Illinois, announced the school resource officer assigned to Dixon High School had engaged in a firefight with an armed male inside of the school’s gym, where students were gathered for graduation practice, according to Sauk Valley.

According to the investigation so far, after being confronted by the officer, the suspect fired at him. The officer returned fire and hit the gunman.

A Dixon Police Officer confronted an armed male subject at the Dixon High School at approximately 8:00 am on May 16,…

Posted by City of Dixon Illinois Government on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

“No students or staff were injured in the incident,” the city statement added. “The Dixon High School and all Dixon Public Schools are on lockdown. Dixon Police believe the suspect acted alone and that there is no further threat to the safety of students or staff.”

A shout out to Lee County Sheriff’s Department and the Illinois State Police for their quick response as well. Definitely a great team!

Posted by City of Dixon Illinois Government on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Danny Langloss, the Dixon city manager, told WGN-TV they do not believe the suspect was a student.

Editor’s Note: This story was updated after publication.

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