Police Officer Saves Lives Confronting Active School Shooter in Illinois

A police officer assigned to patrol an Illinois High School is being credited with saving lives after confronting an active shooter.

Shots rang out Wednesday morning at Dixon High School near the gymnasium where seniors were practicing for graduation.

Investigators say school resource officer Mark Dallas sprang into action pursuing the suspected gunman, 19-year-old former student Matthew Milby.

Milby shot several rounds toward the officer and the officer fired back, shooting the suspect.

Milby has non-life threatening injuries and was taken into custody.

When police searched his home, his mother told them they didn’t own any guns and that her son was ostracized at school after getting into trouble for having drugs.

No one else was hurt in the shooting and officer Dallas is on paid administrative leave which is standard practice after an officer-involved shooting.

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