High School Resource Officer Saves the Day, Shoots Down Gunman at Illinois High School

A high school resource officer at Dixon High School in Dixon, Illinois saved the day on Tuesday when he shot an armed 19-year-old former student. The officer shot the former student after he opened fire on him in the high school gym where they were seniors holding graduation practice.

A report from Sauk Valley stated: “A 19-year-old former Dixon High student is in custody with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the shoulder after bringing a gun to the school this morning.”

The high school resource officer, Mark Dallas, confronted the shooter in the gym, according to Sheriff John Simonton. Around 8 a.m. the students were gathered in the gym where Dallas returned fire after being fired at. A report from WGN-TV claims the suspect fired multiple rounds.

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Per Daily Wire:

“The officer was not injured, nor was anyone else,” said City Administrator Danny Langloss, whose daughter was one of the seniors gathered in the gym.

“The shooting happened in the gym, where seniors, whose last day of school was Friday, were gathered for graduation practice,” said Langloss. “We’re lucky the officer was there. His brave actions saved a lot of lives.”

All Dixon schools were placed on lockdown while the investigation was being carried out; students were bussed to a safe location where parents have been encouraged to pick up them up.

Sauk Valley reports that Dixon Police believe that “the suspect acted alone and that there is no further threat to the safety of students or staff.”

Here are some reports from the Twitter of local media:

Parkland shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv pointed out how this resource officer did his job, unlike the one at his school:

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