Officer hailed for confronting gunman at high school

Lester Mason
May 16, 2018

No students or staff were injured. When officers went inside the high school, they said they saw students and teachers barricaded in their classrooms as they should have been.

The officer, whose name was not released, is on paid administrative leave, per policy, police said. The school's resource officer pursued the suspect who fired back toward the officer.

Sauk Valley Media said the sheriff identified the officer as school resource officer Mark Dallas. The officer confronted the suspect, who exited the school and began running westbound on Armory Drive.

Reports say that multiple sources say Milby was recently expelled from the school.

According to the city of Dixon website, the school resource officer position was started by the Dixon Police Department in 2000 to help prevent school violence. Chopper 7 HD was over the scene around 9:30 a.m. and captured video of students boarding buses to be reunited with family members, who were waiting for them at a local park.

Dixon Mayor Liandro Arellano Jr. said it appears a graduation practice was going on at the time of the incident.

Police Chief Steven Howell said at a news conference that the officer shot and wounded the lone gunman at Dixon High School about 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Langloss says the school resource officer confronted a male subject who had a gun on school property.

The release reiterates the city manager's statement saying there were no injuries to students after the shooting.

Parents were being told to pick up their children at nearby Al Morrison Baseball Field, WQAD reported. The officer returned fire and hit the suspect.

No one else was hurt during the shooting. The suspect's injuries are believed to be non-life threatening. Dixon Police believe the suspect acted alone and that there is no further threat to the safety of students or staff.

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