The former student ran away and out of the school.
A police officer from IL, has prevented what could be a bloody attack on the high school Dixon, when faced with a former student who opened fire in the hallway, when high school students rehearsed for the upcoming prom nearby.
The suspect then shot at the officer, who returned fire and injured the male, who was arrested. Students were gathered in the gym for graduation practice.
"We're lucky the officer was there. His courageous actions saved a lot of lives", Langloss said.More news: Boy returns to school after dad's death, 70 cops escort him
The shooter, who's name has not been released, is expected to survive.
All schools in the city, in Lee County and about 80 miles west of Chicago, have been placed on lockdown while the shooting is investigated. While not every situation will end like IL, it seems pretty clear that armed guards at schools can and do prevent further loss of life when someone plots to commit a school shooting. That teen fired, and the resource officer fired back and hit the gunman.
"I extend my deep gratitude to @DixonPolice, & the Officer on-site, for their swift action & for keeping our students & teachers safe", Kinzinger tweeted.More news: Stormy Daniels' lawyer spotted with Christie Brinkley
The suspect in the shooting, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries, was arrested at the scene.
The officer, who resigned in the aftermath of the February 14 shooting, was slammed as a coward by President Trump after video surfaced showing him outside Marjory Stoneman High School during the massacre.
Dixon Police said they believed there was only one suspect and that there was no further threat.
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