A shooting suspect is in custody after a early morning shooting at Dixon High School.
A Dixon Police Officer is credited with stopping an armed suspect at approximately 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. According to police, the suspect shot at the officer who returned fire, injuring the shooter. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.
No students or staff were injured.
Dixon High School and Dixon Public Schools are on lockdown. Dixon High School has been evacuated.
Dixon Police believe the suspect acted alone.
High school students are being bused from The Armory to the Page Park baseball diamonds. Parents can arrive there to pick up their child, and must have an ID to do so.
Sauk Valley News is reporting that the suspect is a 19-year-old former student. The school’s resource officer has been identified as Officer Mark Dallas.
Officer Dallas of #DPD is a hero. More schools need an armed resource officer and more massacres can be prevented. Thank you @DixonPolice and DHS Staff for doing what you do best. #dixon #dukes— Chance Munroe (@CMunroe95) May 16, 2018
Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released the following statement after learning of a shooting incident this morning at Dixon High School in Dixon, Illinois:
“As we continue to gather more information about the shooting incident at Dixon High School this morning, I extend my deepest gratitude to the Dixon Police Department, and especially the School Resource Officer (SRO) on-site, for their swift action today and for keeping our students, teachers, and our community safe.”