The suspect, who arrived armed at Dixon Excessive College about eight a.m., shot on the officer who then returned hearth, injuring him, Dixon Metropolis Supervisor Danny Langloss mentioned in an announcement to WQAD-TV. Earlier, Langloss instructed native information outlet Sauk Valley that the suspect is a Dixon Excessive College scholar who’s now in custody.
The coed who was shot is believed to have sustained non-life threatening accidents and is at present receiving medical therapy, Langloss mentioned. The officer who shot him was not harmed. No different Dixon Excessive college students or workers have been injured within the incident.
Langloss mentioned he believes the suspect acted alone and that there usually are not additional threats to scholar security.
Dixon is a central Illinois metropolis about 100 miles west of Chicago. Dixon public colleges stay on lockdown.
Mother and father have been being instructed to select up their youngsters at close by Al Morrison Baseball Subject, WQAD reported.