Suspect injured after armed confrontation with officer at Dixon High School

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A 19-year-old former Dixon High student is in custody with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound after bringing a gun to the school this morning.

Dixon Public Schools officials said high school students were being bused from the Illinois Army National Guard Armory near the school to the baseball fields. The shooting happened around 8:00 a.m. when a confrontation between the subject and a school resource officer resulted in an exchange of gunfire. The suspect fired at the officer, who shot back, injuring the gunman.

The subject was taken into custody and is receiving medical treatment.

The gunman was in custody Wednesday with non-life-threatening injuries.

Dixon High School and Dixon Public Schools are on lockdown. Dixon High School has been evacuated.

No students or staff were injured during the incident. Police said he acted alone and there is no threat to the community. "Parents are to go there to pick-up their children".

Peoria Avenue will be closed as multiple agencies are reporting to the area.

This is a developing story. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

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