Suspected Illinois high school shooter named

Suspected Illinois high school shooter named

Suspected Illinois high school shooter named

School resource officer Mark Dallas of the Dixon, Ill., police department shot an ex-student at Dixon High School Wednesday morning preventing potential loss of life at the school after the ex-student opened fire on him.

The mother of a 19-year-old accused of shooting inside his former high school says he was bullied and recently had been beaten so badly, his jaw was broken, reports CBS Chicago. Dixon Police Chief Steve Howell says the student was confronted by a school resource officer.

Simonton identified the school resource officer who shot the gunman as Mark Dallas, SaukValley.com reported. The school's resource officer pursued the suspect who fired back toward the officer. The suspect fired several shots at the officer, who returned fire, wounding the suspect and taking him into custody. He was brought to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No one else was hurt during the shooting.

Officials confirm the shooter in Wednesday's incident at Dixon High School is a current student and set to graduate on Sunday.

He is now in police custody and is receiving medical treatment. Both students and staff knew what to do, and they did it quickly.

Dixon Ill. Officials say a police officer has shot and wounded a gunman at a northern Illinois high school. The Dixon city manager Danny Langloss says police confronted a

"A lot of things went right today when a great many of them could have gone wrong", Mayor Li Arellano Jr. said.

While parents are still reeling from the events of Wednesday morning, they say they're grateful for those who keep their kids safe. In a news release, state police investigators say he will be transported to the county jail as soon as he is released from the hospital.

Both likely saved lives by their quick actions.

His brother, junior Skylar Scott, said he was in class when the teacher alerted the students and activated their active shooter response plan. "We are forever indebted to him for his service and his bravery". His injury was not considered life-threatening.

"The Dixon High School and all Dixon Public Schools are on lockdown", Dixon city government said in a statement posted on their Facebook page. "I'm just going to let him know how he's a hero". According to Illinois State Police, alleged shooter Matthew Milby's mother purchased a 9 mm semi-automatic rifle in 2012.

And as very bad as it is that students in America must be taught what to do when there is an active shooter in their school, that training appears to have made a difference Wednesday.

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