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A 19-year-old former student was shot by a police officer after arriving at Dixon High School with a weapon this morning.

A male subject is in custody after allegedly firing a gun at a police officer at Dixon High School.

"From the angle I'm lookjing at right now, at lot of things went right today when a great many of them could have (gone) wrong", he said.

Howell said he "could not be more proud" of the officer who ran toward the suspect and said his "heroic actions" saved "countless" lives.

Howell praised the officer for saving lives.

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When confronted, the suspect started running away, and the officer pursued him, Howell said. A school resource officer is being called a hero after exchanging gunfire with the shooter. He says the teenager turned and shot at the officer, who then returned fire.

The former student who was shot is believed to have sustained non-life threatening injuries and is now receiving medical treatment, Howell said.

Howell commended the quick response of the school resource office for his fast response. He said the names of the officer and the suspect are not being released. All Dixon Public Schools were initially placed on lockdown, but only the high school remained locked down late Wednesday morning. The high school remains the only school on lockdown. Dixon Police believe the suspect acted alone and that there is no further threat to the safety of students or staff. No students or staff were injured, thanks to the actions of the officer, Howell said. They have been going through training on what to do during an active-shooter situation.

The release reiterates the city manager's statement saying there were no injuries to students after the shooting.

In regard to the students and teachers, Simonton said they were prepared and that they did exactly what we asked them to do.

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