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Dixon High School shooting: Former student shot, wounded after bringing gun

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posted on May, 16 2018 @ 11:26 AM
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DIXON – A 19-year-old former Dixon High student is in custody with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the shoulder after bringing a gun to the school this morning.

The man shot at school resource officer Mark Dallas, who returned fire around 8 a.m., Sheriff John Simonton said.
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The officer was not injured, nor was anyone else, Langloss said.

Dixon Police believe that the suspect acted alone and that there is no further threat to the safety of students or staff.

"We're lucky the officer was there. His brave actions saved a lot of lives," said Langloss, whose daughter was among the seniors in the gym.

Dixon High School shooting: Former student shot, wounded after bringing gun

Here is the latest PRIME example of how engaging a shooter as soon as possible saves countless lives. This hiding and waiting game we have seen recently (even from trained officers) only gets innocents killed and traumatized.

In addition, it also shows that a good person with a gun does indeed save lives from a bad person with a gun.

How can anyone with intelligence claim that having armed guards, on campus, is a bad or dangerous thing. The only reason I can see is due to fear and ignorance of firearms. To which I say, face down that fear and GET EDUCATED, now.


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posted on May, 16 2018 @ 11:50 AM
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Thankful for such a successful outcome and that no one was unnecessarily hurt or killed.

The perpetrator is alive, which means there should be additional information that comes to light in terms of what goes on in someone's mind when they try to carry out an attack like this. Hoping that equates to less incidents like this in the future, based on the data, science, psychology, laws, etc.



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 12:16 PM
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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: Krakatoa

Thankful for such a successful outcome and that no one was unnecessarily hurt or killed.

The perpetrator is alive, which means there should be additional information that comes to light in terms of what goes on in someone's mind when they try to carry out an attack like this. Hoping that equates to less incidents like this in the future, based on the data, science, psychology, laws, etc.


I agree, wholeheartedly. If the Parkland resource officer(s) had engaged the shooter immediately (as per their job there) then many if not all of those children killed and/or injured/and or traumatized would have been spared their suffering. Not to mention the families and town grieving.

If someone claims they are thinking of the children, yet do not advocate for immediate shooter engagement, then they are alone signing the death wish for everyone shot.

The blood is on THEIR hands.



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 12:25 PM
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Peterson's actions worked out fine for him - 8,700 a month pension for life.


Scot Peterson, the sheriff’s deputy vilified for failing to confront the Parkland school shooter, has begun receiving a state pension of $8,702.35 a month.

Peterson resigned and retired Feb. 22, a week after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where he waited outside as Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people and wounded 17 others.

Peterson began to receive his pension in April, according to the Florida Department of Management Services. He can receive the payments for the rest of his life.

The 55-year-old Peterson, a Broward deputy for 32 years, was paid $101,879.03 last year — $75,673.72 in base salary plus overtime and other compensation, according to sheriff’s office records.

www.sun-sentinel.com...



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 12:29 PM
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I know, I saw that story. Makes me wonder how much the families of the dead children will be suing him for next. And, IMO, they are justified in doing so at this point.



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 12:35 PM
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Parkland didn't go down like that. At best it would have been several minutes for quickest possible response. Peterson arrived at building 12 while shots were being fired on upper floor. Even at a full sprint it is very doubtful any lives would have saved.



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: sligtlyskeptical

Yea but we know what standing there with a thumb up his butt lead to.

At worst he get there in time to get the shooter, at best he saves a couple lives.



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 12:51 PM
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originally posted by: sligtlyskeptical
Parkland didn't go down like that. At best it would have been several minutes for quickest possible response. Peterson arrived at building 12 while shots were being fired on upper floor. Even at a full sprint it is very doubtful any lives would have saved.



Had he engaged the shooter when he got there (since he was shooting while he was outside hiding) then even if he saved ONE child's life, wouldn't that be considered a positive thing? He may not have been able to save them all, but at least make the effort to save one!

Or is it an all or nothing proposition to you?




posted on May, 16 2018 @ 04:06 PM
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More articles on this shooting:
Dixon High School shooting: DHS students call ex-classmate, shooter a 'troublemaker'

A few samples from this page:

2:36pm

DIXON – The Dixon High School shooter was identified by several eyewitnesses as former senior Matt Milby, 19, who recently was expelled.

Police are declining to ID the shooter at this time.

Milby came to the school around 8 a.m. and entered the foyer of the Lancaster Gym, where about 150 seniors were getting ready to practice for Sunday's graduation ceremony.

Brianna Johnson, 19, saw Milby peeking in the window. He entered the gym with a long-barreled gun of some sort, and began shooting, she said.


11:31am
Dixon High School shooting: Shooter is former senior, recently expelled

DIXON – A 19-year-old former Dixon High student recently expelled from the school is in custody and being treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the shoulder after bringing a gun to the school this morning, officials said.

According to multiple sources at the site, the shooter is Matt Milby. Official confirmation has not yet been made.

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

The shooting happened in the gym, where seniors, whose last day of school was Friday, were gathered for graduation practice, City Administrator Danny Langloss said.






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posted on May, 16 2018 @ 04:44 PM
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Still nothing on this posted to CNN.

Personally, I am not surprised at that. It does not meet their level of rhetoric to further the anti-gun agenda.




posted on May, 16 2018 @ 06:16 PM
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Just thought I would give this thread a bump for being more informative than the other.

Hopefully no one will cry fake news in this one.



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 06:21 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

Has there been any info on the type of rifle/shotgun the gunman had?





posted on May, 16 2018 @ 06:28 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

Thank God that cop was there. He saved a lot of lives.



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 06:53 PM
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UPDATES


DIXON, Ill. (KWQC) - UPDATE 4:55 p.m.: Dixon Police identified the school resource officer involved in the shooting as Officer Mark Dallas. Dallas is a 15 year veteran of the Dixon Police Departmen. He has been assigned as the Dixon High School Resource Officer for the past 5 years. Police say Dallas was shot at numerous times by the suspect during the incident, but is unharmed.

UPDATE: Police identify school resourced officer involved in shooting at Dixon High School

That officer should be given an award by the president for his actions. This is the type of response we should expect from someone in that role.

No other details being released at this time (that I could find).



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 07:02 PM
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Correction
According to the school superintendent, it seems the earlier story about the shooter being expelled was not accurate.



Correction: A previous version of this story stated that the student was previously expelled. The superintendent says that the student was not recently expelled but would not elaborate.

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



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posted on May, 16 2018 @ 07:58 PM
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More details emerging. This particular one is UNVERIFIED, but worth presenting here for discussion purposes, because, if true, then this is a common thread in many of these school related incidents.



According to WGN-TV, a woman who identified herself as the gunman's mother told reporters: "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. She said she doesn’t know know where her son got a gun, according to WGN.

'Things could have gone much worse': Ex-student shot by officer during gunfire exchange at Dixon High



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 08:06 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa
One is to assume he was wearing body armor of some type, if he was shot and umharmed?




Thank you for the updates.



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 08:16 PM
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originally posted by: Im2keul
a reply to: Krakatoa
One is to assume he was wearing body armor of some type, if he was shot and umharmed?




Thank you for the updates.


No reports of such at this time. However, he was shot in the shoulder, so, minor injury. Enough to drop him on the spot as he was running away, once confronted by the resource officer on duty.




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posted on May, 16 2018 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa
I meant the resource officer wearing the armor.
It stated he was hit several times, with no injuries.





posted on May, 16 2018 @ 08:41 PM
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originally posted by: Im2keul
a reply to: Krakatoa
I meant the resource officer wearing the armor.
It stated he was hit several times, with no injuries.






Ahhh, I see. Thanks for the clarification on that point. It is likely the officer was wearing body armor of some form.



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