Suspect shot after exchange of gunfire at Dixon High School, officials say

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UPDATE: Dixon's city manager has confirmed there was a shooting at the high school. Sauk Valley Media is reporting that the suspect is a 19-year-old former student of the school.

The incident happened about 8 a.m. Wednesday inside the school at 300 Lincoln Statue Drive, according to Danny Langloss, the Dixon city manager.

Preliminary investigation shows the suspect shot at the officer and the officer then returned fire. The suspect was shot, but the injury does not appear to be life-threatening, Langloss said. The suspect is in custody and is receiving medical treatment.

The school remained on lockdown as of 9:20 a.m Wednesday.

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Multiple police agencies responded to the scene. Peoria Avenue is closed. "Parents are to go there to pick-up their children".

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. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

Dixon police could not comment or confirm if there was a shooting, all they could say is there is no public threat and no threat to students.

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