Mark Dallas: Good Guy with a Gun Who Stopped Alleged School Shooter

17 May, 2018, 05:07 | Author: Carlos George
  • Dixon High School in Dixon Ill. Dallas a school resource officer at the northern Illinois high school was hailed as a hero Wednesday

A 19-year-old man who is a former Dixon High School student is arrested in connection with a shooting Wednesday morning at the school.

A police officer working at a northern IL high school shot and wounded a 19-year-old former student who fired a gun at him Wednesday morning.

"The officer's actions at the high school will be closely scrutinized, but the simple fact is, nobody but the gunman was hurt today, and keeping students and teachers safe is the primary job for school resource officers".

The officer gave chase, and the suspect fired several shots.

The Chicago Tribune identified the officer who engaged with the gunman as school resource officer Mark Dallas. The name of the officer is also not being released.

Dallas shot and wounded a former student during the exchange of fire, "saving countless lives", said Sheriff John Simonton (John Simonton).

He is now in police custody and is receiving medical treatment.

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The suspect was transported for medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

No students or staff were injured during the incident.

All schools in Dixon, a small city about 100 miles (160 km) west of Chicago where former U.S. President Ronald Reagan lived as a boy, were placed on lockdown.

Breitbart News reported that an alleged gunman was spotted on Dixon High School campus around 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Dixon Mayor Liandri Arellano Jr. commended the officer for his actions. The suspect refused to comply with the officer and allegedly opened fire.

According to Sauk Valley, Milby was a senior at Dixon High School but was recently expelled, and thus not graduating with the rest of his class.

Neither the officer nor anyone else was injured, Langloss told the AP.

Howell praised the officer for saving lives.

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