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    US Officer Shoots Student Who Opens Fire at School - Reports

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    An armed student has been injured by a school resource officer after an exchange of fire at a school in Illinois.

    A student, allegedly 19-years old, brought a gun at Dixon High School, Illinois on Wednesday. Upon entering the school, the suspect fired at Mark Dallas, a school resource officer, hitting him.

    The officer returned fire, injuring the armed suspect. No one other has been injured, the statement, issued by the local authorities says.

    ​The incident occurred in the gym, where seniors were gathered for graduation practice, City Administrator Danny Langloss said.

    "We're lucky the officer was there. His brave actions saved a lot of lives," Langloss said.

    The suspect, who is a former Dixon High School student has been taken to police custody with non-life threatening injuries and is receiving medical treatment.

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