Mark Dallas, a school resource officer, exchanged shots with and disarmed a student who brought a gun to school in Illinois, Wednesday morning.
The suspect, allegedly 19-years old, arrived armed at Dixon High School around 8:00 am Wednesday. When he got there, he fired shots at the resource officer on duty, hitting him. Then, the officer was able to fire back at the alleged shooter, hitting him, according to Dixon City Manager Danny Langloss.
BREAKING NEWS: There was a shooting at Dixon High School in Dixon, Illinois this morning. Here is a statement from Dixon City Manager, Danny Langloss: @wqadpic.twitter.com/6VLWRuDrHS
– Angie Sharp (@WQADAngieSharp) May 16, 2018
According to the statement, no one other than the suspected shooter and Dallas were injured in the incident.
The shooting happened in the gym, where seniors were gathered for graduation practice, according to the Sauk Valley online paper.
“We’re lucky the officer was there. His brave actions saved a lot of lives,” said Langloss
The suspected shooter was a student at Dixon High School.
He is currently in police custody and is receiving medical treatment. His injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.
Dixon police believe that the shooter acted alone and that students are now safe.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.