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Dixon High School shooting: Gunman fires at officer at high school, suspect wounded

By on May 16, 2018
Around 8 a.m., the Dixon officer confronted an armed male at Dixon High School, according to a statement from Dixon City Manager Danny Langloss.

The suspect shot at the officer, who returned fire. The suspect was shot, but the injury does not appear to be life-threatening, Langloss said.

He was taken into custody. Police said he acted alone and there is no threat to the community.

No students or staff were hurt. The high school and all Dixon public schools remained on lockdown Wednesday morning, Langloss said. Parents were later allowed to pick up their children at the baseball fields in Page Park.

Several police agencies responded to the scene. Peoria Avenue which borders the east side of the high school, was closed for the investigation.

Rep Adam Kinzinger was briefed on the situation by Lee County Sheriff John Simonton. Kinzinger thanked the Dixon Police Department for its response to the shooting incident in a statement released Wednesday:

“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.”

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