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US Police officer shoots, wounds armed suspect at Illinois school

18:10  16 may  2018
18:10  16 may  2018 Source:   reuters.com

"Lives were saved:" Officer hailed for confronting school gunman

  No students or staff were injured in the shooting Wednesday morning at Dixon High School in Dixon, IllinoisDIXON, Ill. -- A school resource officer is being hailed as a hero after confronting a gunman at an Illinois high school Wednesday morning, officials say.  The officer encountered the 19-year-old former student, who was armed with a gun, at Dixon High School around 8 a.m., Dixon Police Chief Steven Howell said.

A police officer assigned to an Illinois high school shot and wounded a male suspect who had brought a gun to the school on Wednesday morning, authorities in the city of Dixon said. Armed school resource officers have been in the headlines since the Feb.

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A police officer assigned to a northern Illinois high school shot and wounded a 19-year-old former student who had brought a gun to the school on Wednesday morning, authorities in the city of Dixon said.

A police officer assigned to an Illinois high school shot and wounded a male suspect who had brought a gun to the school on Wednesday morning, authorities in the city of Dixon said.

The suspect shot first at the school resource officer at Dixon High School before the officer returned fire, injuring him, City Manager Danny Langloss said in a statement. He added that the suspect's wounds were not life-threatening, that no one else was hurt and that the suspect was in police custody.

It was not clear whether the suspect was a student at the school, and officials did not immediately respond to calls for further comment.

Baltimore police officer fatally shot; 'armed suspect' on loose

  Baltimore police officer fatally shot; 'armed suspect' on loose A Baltimore County, Maryland police officer was fatally shot Monday by a suspect who still remains at large. "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a Baltimore County Police Officer after she was shot in the line of duty today," Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted. "Our prayers go out to this brave officer's family, @BACOPoliceFire, and the Baltimore County community."The officer was shot in Perry Hall, Fox 45 reported. Councilman David Marks confirmed via Twitter the officer was shot but said he had no further details on the incident.

A police officer assigned to a northern Illinois high school shot and wounded a 19-year-old former student who had brought a gun to the school on Wednesday morning, authorities in the city of Dixon said.

A police officer assigned to an Illinois high school shot and wounded a male suspect who had brought a gun to the school on Wednesday morning, authorities in the city of Dixon said. Armed school resource officers have been in the headlines since the Feb.

Armed school resource officers have been in the headlines since the Feb. 14 massacre of 17 teens and educators at a Parkland, Florida, high school, where an on-duty resource officer did not confront the gunman.

In March, a police officer posted at a Maryland high school shot and killed a 17-year-old boy who had opened fire on two fellow students.

All schools in Dixon, a small city about 100 miles (160 km) west of Chicago, were placed on lockdown, but Langloss said police believe the suspect acted alone and that there was no further threat.

(Reporting by Jonathan Allen in New York; editing by Scott Malone and Jonathan Oatis)

Santa Fe school shooting is 2nd this week, 3rd this month and 16th this year .
2018 is shaping up to be the worst year for school shootings in two decades.The incident is the second school shooting in the United States this week, according to a Washington Post database of school shootings. After the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., a new generation of student activists vowed “never again.” The Santa Fe shooting is the 10th school shooting since then.

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