Expelled Student Shows Up at Graduation Rehearsal With Gun

Saul Bowman
May 17, 2018

A potential disaster was averted Wednesday morning after an armed officer shot a would-be school shooter at Dixon High School in IL; thwarting the attack before the gunman could reach other students.

The suspect shot first at the school resource officer at Dixon High School before the officer returned fire, injuring him, City Manager Danny Langloss said in a statement.

A preliminary investigation found that the suspect fired several shots near a gymnasium, Howell said. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

It was not clear whether the suspect was a student at the school, and officials did not immediately respond to calls for further comment.

Officer Dallas of #DPD is a hero.

Parents have been instructed by the school district to pick up children at a baseball field roughly a half mile from the school. Officials do not believe the shooter was a current student.

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

"Because of his heroic actions, countless lives were saved. Dixon public schools remain on lockdown". "We are forever indebted to him for his service and his bravery". The name of the officer is also not being released.

Police have not said why the former student came to the school armed with a gun on a day when students were rehearsing for their upcoming graduation ceremony.

"I cannot tell you that in an incident like this how critical that is". Milby was the only person hurt in the incident, police said. Then he added: "However, it could have been a lot worse".

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