Dixon High School shooter was headed to graduation practice when he emerged from bathroom with gun 'Things could have gone much worse': Charges filed against ex-student accused of exchanging gunfire with cop at ... Dixon High School senior wounded by officer after firing shots near gym Dixon High School shooting: Shooter is former senior, recently expelled 'Things could have gone much worse': Charges filed against ex-student accused of exchanging gunfire with cop at ...

Dixon High School shooter was headed to graduation practice when he emerged from bathroom with gun

Nearly 200 seniors were gathered in the gym prepping for their upcoming graduation when a classmate emerged from the bathroom with a gun.

Nearly 200 seniors were gathered in the gymnasium of Dixon High School prepping for their upcoming graduation when a fellow classmate emerged from a nearby bathroom with a gun. The officer returned fire and struck the suspect, who was then taken into custody just west of the school, Howell said. Officials said they were pleased to discover that students had barricaded themselves into classrooms by blocking doorways with chairs, desks and other furniture.

Some people did. Brianna Johnson, 19, saw Milby peeking in the window. Submitted] Brianna Johnson, 19, saw Milby peeking in the window. Milby, according to Illinois State Police. Brandon Stehl and Evelyn Ebersohl were both inside the gym when he heard the gun go off. "Then all of a sudden you hear the gunshots and everybody just looks over. Copyright © 2018 ABC Inc., WLS-TV Chicago. From the last update on Matt's condition, he is still in the hospital.

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Howell said Dallas chased the suspect after he fled from the school. Advertisement Dallas, a 15-year veteran of the Dixon Police Department, rushed at Milby in a bid to protect the students — among them, his own son. In a statement, Gov. Police have not said why the former student came to the school. The officer, identified by the city as 15-year department veteran Mark Dallas, shot and injured the gunman after the suspect fired at the officer while trying to flee, police said.

PHOTO: Parents hug and greet their children at Page Park. What's your reaction to Wednesday's incident at Dixon High School? Some started crying as they started running," Scott said. "It was scary. People were laughing at first and then pandemonium broke out. Sorry, but the location you entered was not found. UPDATE 9:14 p.m.: Illinois State Police officials announced charges against Matthew A.

Dixon High School senior wounded by officer after firing shots near gym

A 19-year-old recently expelled male student of Dixon High School was shot and wounded by a school resource officer around 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning after exchanging gunfire with him.

Milby's mother previously told reporters she didn't keep any guns at home. The suspect fired several shots at the officer, who returned fire, wounding the suspect and taking him into custody. As the gunman fled he continued shooting at the police officer, who returned fire, striking Milby in the shoulder and effectively ending the attack, authorities said. My son has been very, very sad for a long time.” She said her son was bullied and ostracized at school, and was beaten up in October.

The suspect, identified as 19-year-old former student Matthew A. They didn’t know whether the shooting was real until other students started pouring into the armory. Dixon High School students were moved to the park after a former student, Matt Milby, fired shots in Lancaster Gym, where seniors were practicing for Sunday's graduation. All rights reserved. Illinois Gov. People were rushing out all through the same door, it was just complete panic," Stehl said. "I think it was very brave of him.

Dixon High School shooting: Shooter is former senior, recently expelled

The names of the shooter and officer are not being released at this time. Police have recovered surveillance footage from inside the school. Police said they believe the gunman acted alone and that there was no further threat to anyone in the area. Milby is now facing three felony counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm, with additional charges possible, according to the Illinois State Police.

Howell declined to discuss why the former student brought a gun to the school. Milby, was taken into custody, and no one else was injured in the gunfire exchange, authorities said. Scott said the experience didn’t begin to sink in until his adrenaline began to wear off. “I almost started crying,” he said. “It was scary. Milby was shot by a school resource officer and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The Lee County State's Attorney has charged 19-year-old Matthew Milby of Dixon with three charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm, all Class X felonies. You hear stories of officers hiding, not doing anything, and that's not what he did. It was a 9mm Semi-Automatic Rifle, purchased in 2012. The Lee County State’s Attorney’s Office has approved three charges of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Class X Felonies, with a $2 million bond, against Milby.

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Milby appeared in court through a video call as the judge explained all three charges. Dixon High School remains on lockdown. He saved an enormous amount of lives," Lee County Sheriff John Simonton said. Howell declined to discuss why Milby brought a gun to the school. "I could not be more proud of the police officer and the way he responded to the situation. His bond was set at $2 million. On Wednesday evening, outside the woman’s home less than a mile from the school, Illinois State Troopers were seen removing several evidence bags and what appeared to be computer equipment.

Late Wednesday, officials confirmed that they have charged Milby with felony aggravated discharge of a weapon and set his bond at $2 million. Dixon police Officer Mark Dallas is shown in an undated photo. No one else was injured. (Alex T. CHICAGO – The mother of a 19-year-old accused of shooting inside his former high school says he was bullied and recently had been beaten so badly, his jaw was broken, reports CBS Chicago .

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Matt Milby brought gun to graduation practice, shot by resource officer

No students or staff were injured during the incident. Matt is the only one that took a physical injury in this incident. Danny Langloss, Dixon City Manager tweeted "So grateful for the heroic actions of the Dixon police officer who stopped the armed gunman at Dixon high school. His comments were echoed by Illinois Gov. We are forever indebted to him for his service and his bravery." Authorities originally said Milby wasn't a student at the school.

The woman chatted calmly with officers and Lee County deputies during the search of the home, a white residence on a corner lot with a detached garage and a small swing set and slide in the yard. Officials said all schools in Dixon were placed on lockdown in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. Authorities said the incident began about 8 a.m. when the suspect “fired several shots” near the gym.

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Matthew Milby, 19, has been charged with three charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm

Dallas is a 15 year veteran of the Dixon Police Department. Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. There's a lot of emotional injury for sure but, Matt's the only one that had a physical injury in this incident. Dixon City Manager Danny Langloss says in a release that a male suspect shot at a school resource officer inside the school around 8 a.m.

However, Superintendent Margo Empen told Sauk Valley Media the suspect was not expelled, did not drop out and was eligible to graduate with his class. The mother noted that he was beat up in October and that she has previously spoken with the superintendent as well as local authorities regarding the issues. Earlier Wednesday, Dixon High senior Devin Scott, 18, said he was in the gym with about 150 others students at 8 a.m. when he heard what sounded like firecrackers.

Dallas, who has worked as a school resource officer at Dixon High for five years, rushed to the area. I feel like Mr. Milby is in custody and was being treated at KSB Hospital. Julie Milby told a CBS Chicago reporter that while her son endured the injuries she mentioned, others watched and no one offered to help him. Dixon Police Chief Steven Howell Jr. said school resource officer Mark Dallas called emergency responders, just after 8 a.m. to report shots had been fired near the high school gymnasium.

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Police say Milby has been charged with three counts of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Class X Felonies. He has been assigned as the Dixon High School Resource Officer for the past 5 years. It all started about 8 a.m. Langloss said, “There is nothing more important than creating a safe environment to celebrate the successes of these students. The officer returned fire and hit the suspect. However, Superintendent Margo Empen told Sauk Valley Media the suspect was not expelled, did not drop out and was eligible to graduate with his class.

Classes at Dixon High School, located about 80 miles from Chicago, were canceled Thursday but graduating seniors returned to campus to again rehearse for the upcoming ceremony, ABC News reported. They thought it was firecrackers. CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Milby was a former or expelled student. He confronted the suspect, who then fled but, with the officer in pursuit, fired several shots at Dallas but did not strike him, police Chief Steven Howell said.

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A school resource officer took down a suspected gunman Wednesday morning at a high school in Dixon, Ill., which is about 100 miles west of Chicago.

Thank god they didn't kill him, that's a blessing. Authorities say the investigation is still open and ongoing, and more charges may be filed in the near future. The student was confronted by the resource officer assigned to the school after firing shots near the west gym. Wednesday inside the school at 300 Lincoln Statue Drive. We have created a great plan and we are working hard to reduce fear and anxiety.

Trademark and Copyright 2018 The Associated Press . Officials said all schools in the city about 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Chicago were placed on lockdown in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. Dixon High School Graduation is slated for Sunday, May 20. Some people did. Dixon Police say that Milby fired several shots near the school gym, where his fellow seniors were gathered for a graduation walk-through.

UPDATE: Police say alleged Dixon High shooter released from hospital; identify weapon

Illinois State Police say the suspected shooter's mother purchased the weapon used in the shooting at Dixon High School.

Howell said Dallas ran toward the shots, coming face-to-face with Milby, a former student, holding a gun. More than 100 attend vigil in #Dixon , IL after school shooting at Dixon High this morning. On Wednesday, May 16, officers were called to Dixon High School after reports of shots fired. The suspect exited the school and ran, however, the officer chased after. Authorities said Milby fired several rounds at an officer, who returned fire — shooting and wounding Milby.

Our officers have great pride in this city and we remain fully committed to providing the safest environment possible to our community members. Notice: You're using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. The other schools reopened after officials determined the gunman acted alone. The officer, identified by the city as 15-year department veteran Mark Dallas, shot and injured the gunman after the suspect fired at the officer while trying to flee, police said.

19-year-old charged after opening fire at Dixon High School

DIXON, Ill. — An armed student who was shot at Dixon High School on Wednesday after exchanging gunfire with an officer has been charged. Matthew Milby, 19, is now facing three felony counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm, according to Illinois State Police.

His mother says he was still a student at Dixon and was supposed to graduate this Sunday.  Dixon police had previously said he was a former student. Milby ran away and out of the school. They have been going through training on what to do during an active-shooter situation. Preliminary investigation showed the suspect, Matt, shot at the officer and the officer then returned fire. Just got off the phone with a man who works near the high school.

I don't have any guns in the house. WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. Matthew A. Popular in the Community Santa Fe School Shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis Spared the Lives of People He Liked: Police 540 reactions 4% 68% 28% Hero Cop Shot While Confronting Tx. The suspect, identified as 19-year-old former student Matthew A. They didn’t know whether the shooting was real until other students started pouring into the armory.

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Friday was the last day of school for seniors class; the students were readying for graduation. Milby had been on the school track and football teams, his mother told the station. Police said he fired at Dallas when he tried to chase him down. Authorities said they did everything right. "A lot of things went right today, when a great many of them could have gone wrong," Dixon Mayor Liandro Arellano Jr. said at a press conference Wednesday.

NBC affiliate WREX spoke to a student inside the school. Officials initially described Milby as a former student, but the woman said Milby still attended Dixon High School, where he worked independently out of the principal’s office. The Dixon man is being treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below.

Milby, was taken into custody, and no one else was injured in the gunfire exchange, authorities said. Scott said the experience didn’t begin to sink in until his adrenaline began to wear off. “I almost started crying,” he said. “It was scary. Chief Steven Howell said recent live shooter drills at Dixon High School paid off Tuesday morning during an attempted school shooting. She said she doesn’t know where her son got a gun, according to WGN.

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Suspected shooter Matt Milby enters a plea during his first court appearance Friday.

We're lucky the officer was there. CBS Interactive Inc. That's when the officer fired back, hitting and injuring Milby. "I could not be more proud of the police officer and the way he responded to the situation. Rep Adam Kinzinger was briefed on the situation by Lee County Sheriff John Simonton. According to Julie, Matt was on the football team but had been kicked off for smoking marijuana. All of a sudden out of nowhere you hear 'pop, pop, pop' which sounds like firecrackers and it's dead silence," Brandon said. "Teacher comes in saying, go, go, go!

The Lee County State's Attorney has approved three charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm, class X felonies, with a $2 million bond. Matthew Milby, 19, was booked into Lee County Jail on Thursday on charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm. Milby, who was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a school resource officer, remains hospitalized with what authorities describe as non-life-threatening injuries and is under surveillance.

'Countless lives were saved': Officer stops armed 19-year-old at Dixon High School

Peoria Avenue was reopened around 2 p.m. Copyright © 2018 CBS Interactive Inc. While shots were ringing out through the hallways of the school, he charged towards the suspect and confronted him head on," Howell said. He was placed on administrative leave, since he was involved in the shooting. Julie grew up with Officer Mark Dallas and told NBC they saw each other while she waited outside of the school yesterday.

My son has been very very sad for a long time" Mother of 19 year old who exchanged gunfire with police at Dixon, IL high school says her son was bullied as a student. He's currently under 24-hour surveillance at the hospital. Bail was set at $2 million. A Lee County judge set bond at $2 million. Authorities said the incident began about 8 a.m. when the suspect “fired several shots” near the gym.

Dixon shooter used semi-automatic rifle his mom bought in 2012, police say

DIXON, Ill. — The accused gunman at Dixon High School used a semi-automatic rifle purchased by his mother in 2012, state police said Thursday. Matthew Milby, 19, was booked into Lee County Jail on Thursday on charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm. Bail was set at $2 million.

The high school will be closed Thursday to students but not to staff, according to the school district. Yahoo!-ABC News Network | © 2018 ABC News Internet Ventures. Milby was the only person hurt in the incident, police said. Chopper 7 HD was over the scene around 9:30 a.m. and captured video of students boarding buses to be reunited with family members, who were waiting for them at a local park.

Brandon said he thought it was a senior prank at first. Officials identified the officer who stopped the shooter as Mark Dallas. Police say Dallas is a 15-year veteran of the department with 24 years of law enforcement experience. Milby is accused of entering Dixon High School, 300 Lincoln Statue Dr., about 8 a.m. His comments were echoed by Illinois Gov. Dallas, who has worked as a school resource officer at Dixon High for five years, rushed to the area.

Officer shoots armed student at high school, charges filed

DIXON, Ill. (AP) — Charges were filed against a student who was wounded by a police officer after firing shots in a northern Illinois high school hallway while staff and seniors were meeting for a graduation rehearsal, Illinois State Police announced late Wednesday.

PHOTO: Construction workers walk back to their cars on Lincoln Statue Drive after police give the all clear after a shooting Wednesday morning at Dixon High School. When confronted, the suspect -- a former student at Dixon High School -- started running away, and the officer pursued him, Howell said. He was taken into custody and treated for his wound, which city officials said was not life-threatening.

After being beaten, Julie says the principal, Dr. I never thought it'd happen in my town, my school," Brandon said. "You see all the school shootings online, across the country. The school was on lockdown Wednesday morning. At this time Dixon police say Illinois State Police are conducting an independent investigation and will decide when the name of the shooter is confirmed. Wednesday and firing several shots at a security officer.

He confronted the suspect, who then fled but, with the officer in pursuit, fired several shots at Dallas but did not strike him, police Chief Steven Howell said. McKay is a hero,” Devin Scott said. All other schools, and grade levels will be in session. They thought it was firecrackers. Dixon High School shooting: DHS students call ex-classmate, shooter a 'troublemaker' By KATHLEEN A. The construction workers were on the scaffolding when the shooting took place.