Dixon High School shooter is in custody and has non-life threatening injuries

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CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Milby was a former or expelled student. The Dixon High School superintendent has confirmed to WQAD that Milby was scheduled to graduate with the 2018 senior class.

DIXON, Illinois - The 19-year-old Dixon High School student who was shot by a school resource officer after firing shots near the gym on May 16th morning has been identified as Matt Milby.

Milby, a graduating senior of Dixon High School, opened fire on Wednesday morning in the high school and then led the officer on a chase. Milby was shot and then taken into custody.

He is being treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the shoulder officials said.

The shooting happened in the gym, where seniors were gathered for graduation practice, City Administrator Danny Langloss said.

The man shot at school resource officer Mark Dallas, who returned fire around 8 a.m., Sheriff John Simonton said.

Dixon Police said in a press conference that they believe that Milby acted alone and that there is no further threat to the safety of students or staff.

Nobody other than the shooter was injured.

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