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    Good Guy With Gun Stops Former Student From Shooting Up Illinois School

    Good Guy With Gun Stops Former Student From Shooting Up Illinois School

    “He saved an enormous amount of lives.”

    School resource police officer Mark Dallas stopped a potential shooting at Dixon High School in Dixon, IL, when he took down a former student who opened fire on the school.

    From The Chicago Tribune:

    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.

    Officials charged Matthew Milby, 19, “with felony aggravated discharge of a weapon and set his bond at $2 million.”

    A woman who called herself Milby’s mother told the media that her “son has been very, very sad for a long time” and that he “was bullied and ostracized at school, and was beaten up in October.” She also does not know where he got a gun.

    Davis has received praise for his quick action:

    “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.

    In a statement, Gov. Bruce Rauner credited “school resource officer Mark Dallas for his bravery and quick action.”

    Milby was the only one to receive injuries.

    Davis has been in law enforcement for 24 years and spent the last 15 years in Dixon. He and officials asked to give him some privacy.


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    gibbie | May 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    What a strange society we live in. Parents send their children to government monopoly public schools where they may be bullied and ostracized, or where they may be shot by children who have been bullied and ostracized.

    Henry Hawkins | May 17, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    CNN: “Fluke, lucky shot, nothing to see here…”

      rinardman in reply to Henry Hawkins. | May 17, 2018 at 9:38 pm

      I don’t know if you’re reporting what CNN actually said, or doing a parody of what they might have said.

      Either one is believable, considering it’s CNN.

        Henry Hawkins in reply to rinardman. | May 17, 2018 at 10:05 pm

        Parody, but it says something that CNN could and would put this spin on it. I can’t remember where but I did hear a guy on cable TV, some sort of guest ‘expert’, saying that firing weapons inside a school even in defense of students will eventually kill a student by accident, so in-school armed security is not a viable solution.

        Yikes. Expert snowflake is what he was.

    Good going on the security guy – at least this guy knows his job is to run to the sound of gunfire and not cower in hiding until it’s over.

    It’s no excuse for the kid going postal, but if the facts are as his mom says, I suspect the school is at least morally if not legally responsible for the event. Left to their own (lack of) control, kids will go all “Lord of the Flies” on the shy or “odd” kid. When the school refuses to stop the bullying, at the least life becomes a living hell for the victim. At the worst, the worm will turn and people die.

    Jackie | May 18, 2018 at 6:33 am

    This is the way it is supposed to happen when you have an experienced professional Police Officer against a nut with a gun. This reminds me of the Police Officer in Texas who took on 2 terrorists armed with automatic weapons with only his service gun and ended up killing both of them.

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