Tuesday, 14 August, 2018


Former student in custody after shooting at Dixon High School

Former student in custody after shooting at Dixon High School Former student in custody after shooting at Dixon High School
Bennie Garza | 16 May, 2018, 21:55

Then, the officer was able to fire back at the alleged shooter, hitting him, according to Dixon City Manager Danny Langloss.

Howell said the subject fired several shots near the west gym. There were no injuries to staff, students or members of the community. A school resource officer is being called a hero after exchanging gunfire with the shooter.

UPDATE 9:14 a.m.: On the Dixon High School's website they have a banner at the top of the page alerting parents they can pick up their children.

UPDATE: 11:53 a.m. EDT-The shooting at Dixon High School in IL took place on Wednesday morning inside the school's gym, where students were gathered to practice for graduation, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing City Manager Danny Langloss. When officers went inside the high school, they said they saw students and teachers barricaded in their classrooms as they should have been. While pursing the subject, the subject shot several rounds toward the school resource officer. Howell says the officer is being placed on paid administrative leave at this time.

The release reiterates the city manager's statement saying there were no injuries to students after the shooting. The district has been receiving training on how to respond to these situations.

"I could not be more proud of the police officer and the way he responded to the situation", Howell, Jr., said. "With shots ringing out through the hallways of the school, he charged towards the suspect and confronted him head-on", Howell said.

UPDATE 9:35 a.m.: Lee County Sheriff's Office has just sent a release saying the school has been evacuated.

Dixon police could not comment or confirm if there was a shooting, all they could say is there is no public threat and no threat to students.

Reports of an active shooter in the Dixon High School also resulted in local schools being put on soft lock down for the sake of safety.

A school resource officer is being hailed as a hero after confronting a gunman at an IL high school Wednesday morning, officials say.

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