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Illinois School Shooting: Officer Takes Down Former Student Shooter

Illinois School Shooting: Officer Takes Down Former Student Shooter
Students take part in a rally for National School Walkout Day to protest school violence on April 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Jim Young/Getty Images)

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:04 PM

An Illinois school shooting was stopped by a police officer working at the high school, who shot and wounded a former student who fired a gun at him, officials said.

The shooting happened in the Dixon High School gymnasium at about 8 a.m. Wednesday, The Associated Press reported.

City manager Danny Langloss says students were gathered there for graduation practice when the officer exchanged gunfire with the gunman. Authorities haven't provided the gunman's name. Lee County Sheriff John Simonton tells Sauk Valley Media he is a 19-year-old former student.

Langloss says the gunman is in custody with what he describes as non-life-threatening injuries. He says neither the officer nor anyone else was injured.

All schools in the city about 80 miles west of Chicago have been placed on lockdown while the shooting is investigated.

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An Illinois school shooting was stopped by a police officer working at the high school, who shot and wounded a former student who fired a gun at him, officials said.
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