Home » World

US Officer Shoots Student Who Opens Fire at School

17 May, 2018, 01:00 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • 'Things could have gone much worse': Former student is shot by officer during gunfire exchange at Dixon High School

A police officer from IL, has prevented what could be a bloody attack on the high school Dixon, when faced with a former student who opened fire in the hallway, when high school students rehearsed for the upcoming prom nearby.

The former student came to Dixon High School Wednesday and opened fire at the school resource officer, Sauk Valley Media reports.

The suspect is now receiving medical treatment after being taken into custody.

Dixon City Manager Danny Langloss said students were gathered in the school gymnasium for graduation practice when the gunfire exchange occurred.

The suspected shooter was a student at Dixon High School. According to tweet from CBS Evening News, city officials have confirmed that the suspect was male. The officer returned fire, striking the gunman, according to authorities. "I thought it was going to be another mass shooting" Howell said Dallas ran toward the shots, coming face-to-face with 19-year-old Matt Milby, a former student, holding a gun.




Howell praised the school resource officer, saying he "could not be more proud" of him. That resource officer, who is not named at this time, confronted the suspect. There were no injuries to staff, students or members of the community. Per USA Today, agents from the ATF's Chicago and Rockford, Ill., offices have been sent to Dixon to assist with the investigation. Amboy School District is not on any lock down.

Dixon High School was evacuated and parents are now being allowed to pick-up their children.

The School unification point will be at the baseball fields in Page Park.

The suspect was arrested and being treated for his injuries. No one else was injured.

Recommended:

  • The Primaries: What You Need To Know

    The Primaries: What You Need To Know

    In the 17th, Democratic Congressman Conor Lamb is running against Republican Congressman Keith Rothfus. The interest among candidates belies the uphill climb for the party in the Democratic-leaning state.
    Tiger gets the loud roars, but Webb has the bite

    Tiger gets the loud roars, but Webb has the bite

    For the second day running, the former world No. 1 plundered the first 12 holes at TPC Sawgrass, this time picking up six birdies. South African Charl Schwartzel (67) and Americans Xander Schauffele (67) and Jimmy Walker (67) tied for second on 14 under.
    Iran's Supreme Leader posts Instagram pic reading 'Fire and Fury'

    Iran's Supreme Leader posts Instagram pic reading 'Fire and Fury'

    Iranian lawmakers also set the Stars and Stripes ablaze inside the parliament and burnt symbolic copies of the nuclear agreement. "If you can't get a definite guarantee, then the nuclear deal cannot be continued", he said.
  • European Union  head slams Trump over trade policies, Iran deal

    European Union head slams Trump over trade policies, Iran deal

    Meanwhile the European Union is still trying to win exemptions from tariffs on steel and aluminium exports. He has made us realize that if you need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arm.
    Why state senator believes Seattle's head tax 'will be revoked'

    Why state senator believes Seattle's head tax 'will be revoked'

    He's already created legislation that would override such a tax, and likely prevent any other city from passing one. The ordinance calls for the tax to sunset after five years, with renewal requiring a council vote in 2023.
    Volcano tourists have picked the flawless  time to visit Hawaii

    Volcano tourists have picked the flawless time to visit Hawaii

    Geological Survey, a lava flow moves across Makamae Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. Although no deaths or major injuries have been reported following the Hawaii volcano eruption, several homes have been destroyed.
  • Oil supported by Iran sanction fears, holds near 2014 highs

    Oil production in post-Arab Spring Libya is only 400,000 barrels per day, down from 1.6 million before the fall of Qaddafi.
    Update on Facebook App Investigation and Audit

    Update on Facebook App Investigation and Audit

    Having another Cambridge-based outfit caught harvesting details from millions of users is hardly a good look for Zuck and Co. This app investigation was all outlined in the plan set forth months ago by Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg .
    The Swedish Academy and the Illusions of the Nobel Prize in Literature

    The Swedish Academy and the Illusions of the Nobel Prize in Literature

    It may be literature's greatest honor, but the Nobel Prize has sometimes drawn negative attention to writers as well as praise. However, the academy is now down to 10 active members while its statutes stipulate that 12 are needed to elect new members.
  • Dozens Killed in Gaza as Trump Promises "Lasting Peace"

    Seth Meyers, the host of Late Night , also discussed the embassy opening, and Kushner's speech during Monday's ceremony. It's not the first time that Yosef has attracted criticism for his comments with a history of questionable remarks.
    Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster 2018 REVEALED - Price, specs and performance

    Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster 2018 REVEALED - Price, specs and performance

    Mercedes-AMG is taking pre-orders for the GT S Roadster now, although it won't be launched in the United Kingdom until July. Powertrain modes are further customizable, with five settings: Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Race, or mix and match Individual.
    China's First Home-Built Aircraft Carrier Started Sea Trials

    China's First Home-Built Aircraft Carrier Started Sea Trials

    The ship, the largest and most sophisticated naval vessel in China, was designed and built by the nation on its own. The ship, temporarily named Type 001A, was floated off in April 2017 after nearly 4 years of construction.


Popular

Home Depot misses comparable-sales estimates as spring traffic dips
Gold stocks have shown a substantial move to the downside in morning trading, dragging the NYSE Arca Gold Bugs Index down by 2.2%. Since December 7, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 5 sales for $36.57 million activity. $3.00 million worth of The Home Depot, Inc .

Moving US embassy nothing to do with Gaza violence - Nikki Haley
Interested in Israel? Add Israel as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Israel news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Pro-Palestine protesters around the World react with anger at Israel's killing of at least 60 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Author Tom Wolfe dies aged 88
Wolfe penned the script, while Sam Shepard, Dennis Quaid, and Ed Harris starred in the film. Since childhood, Tom Wolfe dreamed of becoming a writer.

Packers not now interested in Dez Bryant
Still, despite remaining open to the idea of considering Bryant, the Giants have showed very little interest to date. "I think it's a win-win for the Packers".

'The House That Jack Built' Trailer Shows Off Brutality
Now, von Trier has been given permission to return to Cannes , and he's doing so with The House That Jack Built . The film looks visually inventive, and I like the idea of Matt Dillon having a big role to sink his teeth into.

WWE Raw: Two Money in the Bank qualifiers announced
He attacked Mahal yet again sent Mahal through a well to send him out of contention for the triple-threat qualifying match. Time after time, Roman Reigns has failed to recapture the WWE Universal championship from Brock lesnar.

Arizona Softball staying home for regionals
While their postseason spot was secure by then, the win put them over the top and helped secure the No. 6 overall seed. Winning the first NCAA Tournament game in program history is the first goal for OH , but not the only one.

Ricciardo expects a talking to ahead of Spanish GP
The spot sets up conditions for Sunday's race that Red Bull doesn't particularly want to happen anytime soon. I don't think we're necessarily struggling in the front or the rear but overall downforce is always good.

Southampton vs Manchester City - Betting Tips and Predictions
The Citizens have scored at least three goals in each of their last three away games in the league. Midfielders Mario Lemina and Steven Davis are both carrying knocks.

Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers Game Two
Tigers reliever Buck Farmer pitched a scoreless seventh inning after working in both games of Saturday's doubleheader . After a brief examination by the Seattle trainer, Cano left the game and was replaced by infielder Andrew Romine .