No students or staff were injured during the incident.
A police officer assigned to an IL high school shot and wounded a male suspect who had brought a gun to the school on Wednesday morning, authorities in the city of Dixon said. The officer returned fire, striking the alleged gunman. No one other has been injured, the statement, issued by the local authorities says.
"We have FOP staff in Dixon today and they will assist local authorities wherever possible while continuing to provide the counseling and support that we give to IL law enforcement officers involved in on-duty shootings". "Because of his heroic action, countless lives were saved". He was taken into custody and treated for his wound, which city officials said was not life-threatening.
Dixon High School and Dixon Public Schools are on lockdown.
The shooter, who's name has not been released, is expected to survive. "All staff and students are safe, no injuries".
The Associated Press reports the shooting happened in the school's gymnasium around 8 a.m. Wednesday. When he got there, he fired shots at the resource officer on duty, hitting him.
Dallas' actions were markedly different than those of a Florida school resource officer who was criticized for acting too slow in a campus shooting that left 17 dead.
The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave, per department policy. "Because of the school resource officer and the schools itself, it wasn't". Police said they believe the gunman acted alone and that there was no further threat to anyone in the area.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.