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.