School Shooting Stopped by Good Guy with a Gun in Illinois

School Shooting Stopped by Good Guy with a Gun in Illinois
School Shooting Stopped by Good Guy with a Gun in Illinois

U.S.A.-( A school resource officer shot a teen gunman and prevented a possible mass shooting at Dixon High School in Dixon, Illinois.

Matt Milby, 19-year-old, entered the Dixon High School gym where the seniors were practicing for graduation on Wednesday morning around 8 AM. The recently expelled student opened fire on school resource officer Mark Dallas. Dallas returned fire causing Milby to retreat from the gym.

After a brief chase, Milby turned around and once again fired on the school resource officer. Officer Dallas returned fire striking Milby in the shoulder ending the pursuit. Officer Dallas took Milby into custody.

It has not been released what type of gun was used in the attack, or how the gun was acquired.

Milby's wounds are considered non-life threatening, and he is currently in police custody. Milby did not injure the resource officer in the attack. The attacker did not harm any other faculty or students. According to Sheriff John Simonton, Milby was acting alone, and the threat has passed.

Thanks to the quick actions of Officer Dallas, Milby was prevented from hurting other people. Dallas most likely prevented a mass school shooting. The NRA's plan of putting armed police officers in schools seems to have worked in preventing a tragedy.

“The officer was not injured, nor was anyone else,” said City Administrator Danny Langloss. “The shooting happened in the gym, where seniors, whose last day of school was Friday, were gathered for graduation practice. We're lucky the officer was there. His brave actions saved a lot of lives.”

Langloss' daughter was in the gym at the time of the shooting. The school went into lockdown until the police determined that the threat had passed.

“With shots ringing out in the hallways of the school, he charged towards the suspect and confronted him head-on,” said Dixon Police Chief Steve Howell. “Because of his heroic actions, countless lives were saved. We are forever indebted to him for his courage and his bravery.”

Howell also credited recent mass shooting drills that took place at the school. He thinks it helped prepare the officer's response.

Mayor Liandro Arellano Jr also heaped praise on the quick actions of the school resource officer.

“A lot of things went right today when a great many of them could have gone wrong,” said Arellano. “Things could have gone much worse. We are deeply indebted to our officer and the actions he took today.”

Police have not released a motive for the shooting, and their investigation is continuing into the attack.

After the Parkland, Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School there have been calls to harden schools. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School did have a school resource officer, but instead of engaging the gunman Sheriff Deputy Scot Peterson hid, and 17 people died.

Scot Peterson was allowed to retire and is currently receiving a pension of $8,702 a month from Broward County, Florida. Andrew Pollack, the father of shooting victim, Meadow Pollack, thinks that Peterson's inaction cost people's lives. He is suing Peterson.

The actions of Officer Dallas shows that a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun.

About John CrumpJohn Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%'ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on the history of the patriot movement and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss or at

  • 22 thoughts on “School Shooting Stopped by Good Guy with a Gun in Illinois

    1. Obviously, teachers are too ignorant and weak that only a super human can be armed in a school, let’s call these super humans School Resource Officers so that the PTB can pat themselves on the back because they actually allowed somebody to be armed in a school.But in almost all states, teachers are expected to die disarmed by the PTB and their teachers union.
      Even when teachers are allowed to be armed the PTB want such training that the cost and time make getting permission to carry very difficult.
      Something like 20-30% of teachers want to carry a gun because they are neither suicidal or paranoid. Yet their minority human rights are being blocked by a suicidal minority.

    2. The Illinois DEMOCRATS will probably give this POS 3 hots, a cot and even a salary because he was such a nice kid. The parents will tell us he wanted to be a doctor or lawyer or even president. Actually all he did was prove if you want a screwed up kid send him to the Public School Communist Education System.

    3. Glad this happened in Illioois, one of the most antigun states in the nation. Maybe a few will realise that good hands with guns CAN be useful. In that setting, it does not seem much of a stretch to think the punk could have killed a few dozen, possibly trying to up the score from Parlkand.. sort of like some of the kids play those online video games to get a better score than their buddies. Trouble is, in real life there ain’t no “reset” button when someone dies. Maybe this punk getting HIT with the same gunfire he was dishing out will change his attitude about how “fun” it is to shoot people.

      Maybe, just possibly, this incident might help to soften a few diehard politicians to at least examine a programme such as Ohio’s FASTER Saves Lives.. where any adult regularly at a school can take extra training and volunteer to carry his own concealed handgun, for which he is already “permitted” at the school where he works, just as he also carries it everywhere else he goes. The “security of a free state” rests upon the shoulders of THE PEOPLE.. not military, government law enforcement, hirelings, school resource officers…. but THE PEOPLE. time we the PEOPLE are released and thus able to better defend ourselves and anyone else around us from perps such as this.

      It will be interesting to learn the backstory on this kid, his gun,how he got it, why he was expelled, and what drugs he was or recently had been taking. My guess is that his story is pretty similar to the Parkland dirtbag’s. Was he in any programme to reduce “arrest records” but not crime, as was the Parklend shooter?

    4. Bullying happens. And? It is a life lesson. But when a person straps on a gun, tries to cause deliberate harm in others in such a large media fueled attention gathering way, that person just became a domestic terrorist. He is bought and paid for, and as my partner used to say, “we are allowed one upmanship!” Now this kid is gonna find out what ten to twenty worth of bullying is gonna feel like.

    5. Another case of a kid that was beaten and bullied by practically everyone going off the rails and resorting to shooting at the ones he feared the most. What did they recently expel him for? Was it so bad that they couldn’t just let the kid graduate and get the hell out of that rat hole called high school? It’s the same story for the Parkland shooter, and practically every other school shooter… bullied and beaten by fellow students, screwed by school administrators and staff, neglected by family and friends… how is a young adult without guidance and compassion supposed to turn out? And they all act so surprised when they show up at school and shoot the place up. Look at all the comments from the students at Parkland. “He was weird.” “We knew he wasn’t right.” “He didn’t fit in.” No s#!t. Did it ever occur to any of these little rat f#@kers to reach out to one of these bullied kids? Sit with them at lunch? Try to be friendly, or at least civil? A little kindness goes a long way. Maybe if teenagers were a little more decent and a little less self-absorbed, a lot of these shootings wouldn’t happen.

      1. What has been happening in this natioin/culture these past nine years… as the kinyun did everything posible to institute Alinsky’s divide, set against, belittle, marginalise.. this thinking has gotten to be endemic in our school systems as well. Take that, and tag it on the backside of a generation of coddling, protecting, insulating from consequences, “time outs”, teaching kids there will always be an adult to “make things better” so THEY never learn how to work out differences. THIS is the legacy of the progressive, “liberal” “modern” sick-ology put in place by the generation of “I’ll do what I want and if it feels good I’ll do it again”. No moral compass anymore, we threw God and His ways out of the schoolsand the public sphere. Look at what’s been going on in “colleges” and “universities” these days…. safe spaces, tension free zones, trigger warnings, cry rooms (and not for those with infants, but for the five foot whatver infants that populate the place).Some speaker that might say some hard things is invited, some “sensitive” spoilt brats riot smash burn drown him out with noise so no one who WANTS to hear him can….. easy divorce, no responsiblitily, broken families, single parent homes with the Mom out working her tail off to prove she’s a man….. and you wonder WHY this stuff happens? It began at least fifteen years ago in the lives of these students at this school.

        I’ll lay high stakes at VERY long odds this kid has been on “mood altering” drugs, SSRI’s, antidepressants, etc for at least a year.. possibly ten. Any takers?

      2. “Was it so bad that they couldn’t just let the kid graduate and get the hell out of that rat hole called high school? ” Yes, it evidently WAS that bad. Why should this criminal’s (he’s 19 – not a ‘kid’) get a pass, a free HS diploma? I see that as a (not the only, but one) root problem – accountability. People expect to “just let the kid graduate” or be on the team or get a trophy – without the work and performance to support the reward. So when – finally – there is some consequence, people go off the rails. I agree kids should be nice, reach out, be understanding – yes. But, we gotta admit, some people are just a$$holes and crave the ‘loner / dangerous / scary / emo’ attention.

    6. Nineteen years old and just recently expelled from school sounds like a reason to me for the shooting. Most kids graduate before the age of eighteen and have moved on with their life either college or work.
      This shooter must have had other problems.

    7. Well too bad that shooter wasn’t in TX, we have numerous armed NRA pro 2A folks that that would have loved the target practice opportunity on this POS. I thought Illinois was nearly “gun free”. What the media did not show that I recall was the peckerwood’s race, type of gun used, and barring all other factors associated with this incident the poor youth has MENTAL ILLNESS ISSUES.

      But it’s not about the “crazies” it’s anti gun b/s. My ancestors came here from Scotland in the mid 1800’s and we’ve owned, carried, and shot guns of all types through the generations and no one has ever shot anyone, had an accidental incident with a firearm, or a firearm stolen for lack of proper security measures. I’m confident there are a multitude of similar United States Citizen families around.

      1. Depends on his race and color and how close they are to chi town whether he will get any time or not. I don’t think all of Illinois is liberal but the “city” overrides the rest of the state. The majority of land there is farmland and they can’t control what the obumer Jr. and the rest of the corruption does.

      1. aww andy buck buck wants to let people die. because andy & the anti gun dweeb’s want to be useless civilian. that sucking it the the government but mr andy hate the government but loves criminals. dont you andy? one day someone will put you in your place.

    8. I’m glad that things turned out well. Kudos to the resource officer. I noticed, however that the media couldn’t resist publishing the gunman’s name and picture. I think making celebrities of these guys is a mistake that encourages other shooters.

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