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    Ex-student accused of exchanging gunfire with cop at Dixon High School

    We have a school officer doing the right thing, running towards the gun fire and stopping the shooter.
    Thankfully the officer didn't kill the shooter, he gets to live another day and face the consequences of his actions.


    A school resource police officer is being lauded as a hero for intervening when a former student at Dixon High School opened fire Wednesday morning near the school gym where students were gathered for a graduation rehearsal, authorities said.

    Authorities said the incident began about 8 a.m. when the suspect “fired several shots” near the gym. Dallas, who has worked as a school resource officer at Dixon High for five years, rushed to the area. 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.

    The officer returned fire and struck the suspect, who was then taken into custody just west of the school, Howell said.

    Howell and other officials praised the officer for saving lives.

    “From the angle I’m looking at right now, a lot of things went right today when a great many of them could have (gone) wrong,” Dixon Mayor Liandro Arellano Jr. said. “Things could have gone much worse.”


    “He saved an enormous amount of lives,” said Lee County Sheriff John Simonton.

    'Things could have gone much worse': Charges filed against ex-student accused of exchanging gunfire with cop at Dixon High School
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    Very strange, pro gunners always claim guns are needed for hunting and home defence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartibartfast View Post
    Very strange, pro gunners always claim guns are needed for hunting and home defence.
    Why do you find it strange?

    Do 'pro gunners' have any other purposes for guns in particular - relating to this story?

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    Apparently the shooter had been bullied, beaten up and ostracized by his fellow students as told by his mother.

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    This story will be gone from the news cycle within a week.
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    A nice example of how an armed and trained law enforcement presence on a school campus can prevent mass shootings and other events.
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    "A tragedy was averted today in Dixon because a police officer put his life on the line to protect his fellow citizens," said Shawn Roselieb, executive director of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council.

    "The officer's actions at the high school will be closely scrutinized, but the simple fact is, nobody but the gunman was hurt today, and keeping students and teachers safe is the primary job for school resource officers."


    Well said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    This story will be gone from the news cycle within a week.
    You are likely correct, it doesn't fit their narrative.
    Last edited by Nicnam; 18th May 2018 at 05:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    This story will be gone from the news cycle within a week.
    If so, one of the reasons is right now there's already another school shooting going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicnam View Post
    I'm not sure it made it to the MSM, it doesn't fit their narrative.
    Other than the OP is the Chicago Tribune and the link right above your post is to CNN. Yeah, other than that I buy right into your conspiracy theory.
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