Dixon, IL — At 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a former high school student, 19, brought a firearm to Dixon High School as the students were reportedly preparing for their graduation. According to Daily News, the assailant opened fire, which caught the attention of the school resource officer, Mark Dallas. The two fired at one another and Dallas gave chase — soon he shot the shooter and was able to apprehend him.

Once the shooter was disarmed, he was taken into custody where authorities treated his wounds — he is fully expected to survive.

Students and faculty had barricaded themselves into their rooms, using whatever they had to keep the shooter from potentially entering and killing many. By mid-day, students were authorized to exit the school and get back to their vehicles.

Exactly what type of weapon was used is currently unknown.

This is not the only shooting that has been prevented by law enforcement. In March, a 17-year-old shooter brought a Glock Great Mills High School in Maryland. One 16-year-old, Jaelynn Willey, died as a result of wounds sustained from the shooter. Another 14-year-old was shot, but was not killed and would soon be discharged from the hospital.

Deputy First Class Blaine Gaskill, the school’s resource officer, opened fire on the assailant. It was not determined if the shooter killed himself, or Gaskill’s round killed him, but either way it was Gaskill’s actions that stopped the shooting. Once the threat was down, Gaskill performed first aid on the wounded, alongside other school staff.

All of this comes after the devastating shooting in Parkland, FL that has captivated the hearts and minds of the nation, as well as being a source of controversy regarding gun control.

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