UPDATE: 11:53 a.m. EDT-The shooting at Dixon High School in IL took place on Wednesday morning inside the school's gym, where students were gathered to practice for graduation, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing City Manager Danny Langloss. He said he thinks authorities may be releasing the name and age of the person in custody during the media event. Rep Adam Kinzinger was briefed on the situation by Lee County Sheriff John Simonton.
Howell said the suspect fired several shots near the school's west gym and was then confronted by the officer assigned to the school.
No students or staff were injured during the incident.
Officials are not confirming the identity of the suspect, but multiple sources tell Sauk Valley News that the shooter is Matt Milby, a former student who was recently expelled from the school.
A 19-year-old man who is a former Dixon High School student is arrested in connection with a shooting Wednesday morning at the school. All Dixon Public Schools were initially placed on lockdown, but only the high school remained locked down late Wednesday morning. Chopper 7 HD was over the scene around 9:30 a.m. and captured video of students boarding buses to be reunited with family members, who were waiting for them at a local park.
The release reiterates the city manager's statement saying there were no injuries to students after the shooting. "Parents are to go there to pick-up their children".
UPDATE: Dixon's city manager has confirmed there was a shooting at the high school.
Langloss says the school resource officer confronted a male subject who had a gun on school property. No one else was injured. The suspect's injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.
Dixon police believe the suspect acted alone and say there is no further threat to the safety of students and staff.