Sauk Valley Media reports Dixon shooter is former student Matt Milby


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When confronted, the suspect - a former student at Dixon High School - started running away, and the officer pursued him, Howell said. "With shots ringing through the hallways of the school, he charged towards the suspect and confronted him head on". The two exchanged gunfire, and Milby was soon injured and apprehended. No students or staff were injured, nor was the officer who engaged with the suspect.

"I think we were all prepared, and we had our natural instincts", said Kylie Shaw, a senior at Dixon High who was in the gym.

Milby, 19, was reportedly recently expelled from the school, although it was unclear why, according to Sauk Valley Media. She said she could not provide further details because of school privacy laws. He was chased out of the building by the school resource officer.

Matthew Milby brought a gun to the school Wednesday morning and fired shots at Officer Mark Dallas before that Dallas took him down, police said. They say official confirmation has not been made. "His actions today also show the importance of school resource officers and the essential role they play in public safety by protecting students and teachers each and every day".

Officer Mark Dallas is being lauded for his quick action that saved lives and kept a bad situation from escalating into something much larger. When confronted, the suspect ran and fired his gun at officer Dallas. The suspect fired shots toward the officer, and the officer returned fire, striking the suspect.

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Multiple neighbors in the area say police were called to Milby's home multiple times over the last few years for family disputes. He says the gunman is in custody with non-life-threatening injuries. In an interview with NBC News, Superintendent Margo Empen and Dixon High School Principal Mike Grady confirms the student was supposed to be at the graduation practice in the gym Wednesday.

Officials say a police officer working at a northern IL high school shot and wounded a former student who fired a gun at him.

Parents greet and hug their children following a shooting at Dixon High School Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Dixon, Ill.

Brandon Stehl, 19, who completed high school early but was in the gym for the graduation rehearsal, said he thought the shooting was a senior prank initially.

Authorities haven't provided the gunman's name.