Caller warns of shooting threat to Dixon High School; schools placed on lockdown

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DIXON, Ill. (WTVO) — Dixon High School was placed on lockdown Monday morning after receiving a phone call threatening a school shooting.

The Dixon Police Department says that around 9 a.m., an older male called the school, saying, “The school should be looking into students that failed to attend school today, as they might have another Milby situation.”

Investigators say 19-year-old Matthew Milby walked into Dixon High School on the morning of May 18th, 2018, during a graduation rehearsal and started firing a 9mm rifle. 

Dixon Public Schools said all schools were placed on internal lockdown and they are working with food service to serve all students lunch on campus.

At 11:45 a.m., the schools said the internal lockdown has been lifted.

Dixon Police say they have identified the individual that made the call, and are confident no credible threat existed.

The investigation is being reviewed by the Lee County State’s Attorney to see if the caller will be charged with a crime.

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