Dixon High School shooting
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Nobody was hit in the initial gunfire, and an unidentified school resource officer was able to pursue and confront the suspect, said Dixon Police Chief Steven Howell. The suspect then shot at the officer, who returned fire and injured the male, who was arrested. The officer, whose identity had not yet been released, was hailed as a hero for stopping the shooter. Neither the suspect's name nor the name of the officer who shot the suspect was released. The officer was placed on administrative leave as per protocol, according to KWQC.
Authorities identified the suspect as Matthew Milby, 19, of Dixon. He was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated discharge at a school employee and aggravated discharge at a school building. The gunman, who was described by police as a former student at the school, ran out of the building after the school resource officer approached him, and the officer gave chase. 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 suspect is in custody and is receiving medical treatment. No students or staff were injured in the incident.
DIXON — Despite severe depression and odd and delusional thoughts that have caused him to stop eating properly — to the point of being hospitalized last month and force-fed — Dixon High School shooter Matthew Milby Jr. Murray argued, however, that simply understanding who does what in a courtroom, and the charges and consequences, does not make his client mentally fit to stand trial. Final pretrial motions are due March 11, and a hearing on any that might be filed is set for March Finn interviewed Milby on Feb. Among other things, when interviewed that day, Milby also suffered from fatigue and an inability to concentrate, which also are symptoms of his clinical depression, Finn said.
The school resource officer who stopped a shooting at Dixon Highschool was named Citizen of the Year by the Dixon Chamber of Commerce. Officer Mark Dallas intervened when a student at Dixon Highschool brought a rifle to their graduation practice on May 16, Dallas returned.
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Students will not be in attendance at Dixon High School on Thursday as the investigation into the shooting at their graduation practice continues. NBC 5's Lauren Petty reports. Roughly students were in the school's gymnasium to practice for graduation at around 8 a. School resource officer Mark Dallas rushed at Milby, officials said, in an effort to protect the students - including his own son. Senior Benny Roach was in the gym at the time and said he heard four or five loud bangs, then "what sounded like the resource officer yell, like, 'hey, stop. As Milby was running away, authorities said he was firing at Dallas, who returned fire, striking Milby in the shoulder before arresting him. As Dallas chased Milby, school officials said students were barricading themselves in classrooms as they had been trained to do, while others ran.
He is accused of going in his high school last May and opening fire. He was confronted by the school's resource officer who chased after him. Police say he then fired at Officer Mark Dallas who returned fire. Milby was then taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Our sister station WIFR reported that on Tuesday, March 26th Milby was found unfit to stand trial, he will be evaluated by the Department of Human Services and put into an appropriate facility. The trial date of August 20th was vacated.
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UPDATE 3/27/ The accused Dixon High School shooter Matthew Milby has been ruled unfit to stand trial. He was confronted by the school's resource officer who chased after him. UPDATE p.m.: Illinois State Police have learned suspect Matthew Milby's mother purchased the weapon.
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