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Good Guy With Gun Stops Former Student From Shooting Up Illinois School

Good Guy With Gun Stops Former Student From Shooting Up Illinois School

“He saved an enormous amount of lives.”

School resource police officer Mark Dallas stopped a potential shooting at Dixon High School in Dixon, IL, when he took down a former student who opened fire on the school.

From The Chicago Tribune:

Authorities said the incident began about 8 a.m. when the suspect “fired several shots” near the gym. Dallas, who has worked as a school resource officer at Dixon High for five years, rushed to the area. He confronted the suspect, who then fled but, with the officer in pursuit, fired several shots at Dallas but did not strike him, police Chief Steven Howell said.

The officer returned fire and struck the suspect, who was then taken into custody just west of the school, Howell said.

Officials charged Matthew Milby, 19, “with felony aggravated discharge of a weapon and set his bond at $2 million.”

A woman who called herself Milby’s mother told the media that her “son has been very, very sad for a long time” and that he “was bullied and ostracized at school, and was beaten up in October.” She also does not know where he got a gun.

Davis has received praise for his quick action:

“From the angle I’m looking at right now, a lot of things went right today when a great many of them could have (gone) wrong,” Dixon Mayor Liandro Arellano Jr. said. “Things could have gone much worse.”

“He saved an enormous amount of lives,” said Lee County Sheriff John Simonton.

In a statement, Gov. Bruce Rauner credited “school resource officer Mark Dallas for his bravery and quick action.”

Milby was the only one to receive injuries.

Davis has been in law enforcement for 24 years and spent the last 15 years in Dixon. He and officials asked to give him some privacy.


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This, of course, will receive NO press, because it hinders the agenda.

Shoot/thrwart a few more of these bozos, and the popularity of school shootings will diminish. Most nut jobs want a “gun free zone” to do their thing. They’ll avoid alert defenders.

Once a significant percentage of a population is immunized the spread of disease is neutralized. It is called the “herd effect” . If concealed carry numbers were high enough crime would drop significantly for types that use force, immediate threat and such. While the gun control crowd considers anyone with a firearm a loose cannon, I have to think that they know that once that threshold of CCW is reached their game and that of their like minded buds in law enforcement that control the populace by generating fear in the population evaporates.

I have had cops commend me for going through the hoops to get a CCW (even though Alaska has constitutional carry). It is refreshing considering being considered unworthy to certain LE in the PDRK for even trying to apply for one.

Logical outcome of shooting back. But who needs logic when left wing theology has decreed policy?

If the marxist gun grabbers cared about Teh Children! as much as they claim, they would host a nation wide parade to honor this man.

Instead, they will censor his heroism by omission. And likely demonize him and destroy his life as punishment for harshing their false narrative.

Dallas is lucky. He could have been accused of using disproportionate force.

After all, “Milby was the only one to receive injuries.”

It seems to makes a difference when the resource officer runs toward the shooter, instead of avoiding the shooter and cowering in fear.

Who knew?

healthguyfsu | May 17, 2018 at 3:18 pm

I’ll wait until Hogg, the propaganda poster boy, comments before I let him decide for me what I want to think.

But the LSM keeps telling us that a good guy with a gun has no affect whatsoever in these kinds of cases! [sarcasm intended]

4th armored div | May 17, 2018 at 4:29 pm

-> Preliminary investigation showed the suspect, Matt, shot at the officer and the officer then returned fire.<-

sounds to me like attempted suicide by cop.
the 18 YO 'man' was in a gym fired 3 times no one else hurt.

BTW Dixon is Pres RR home town.

don't get me wrong, i'm not sympathetic to the kid –
but seems like no father in the home and no friends.

it would be wonderful if some group, pushing religion softly
(with a gentle touch)
could help kids like this.

What a strange society we live in. Parents send their children to government monopoly public schools where they may be bullied and ostracized, or where they may be shot by children who have been bullied and ostracized.

Henry Hawkins | May 17, 2018 at 5:43 pm

CNN: “Fluke, lucky shot, nothing to see here…”

    rinardman in reply to Henry Hawkins. | May 17, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    I don’t know if you’re reporting what CNN actually said, or doing a parody of what they might have said.

    Either one is believable, considering it’s CNN.

      Henry Hawkins in reply to rinardman. | May 17, 2018 at 10:05 pm

      Parody, but it says something that CNN could and would put this spin on it. I can’t remember where but I did hear a guy on cable TV, some sort of guest ‘expert’, saying that firing weapons inside a school even in defense of students will eventually kill a student by accident, so in-school armed security is not a viable solution.

      Yikes. Expert snowflake is what he was.

Good going on the security guy – at least this guy knows his job is to run to the sound of gunfire and not cower in hiding until it’s over.

It’s no excuse for the kid going postal, but if the facts are as his mom says, I suspect the school is at least morally if not legally responsible for the event. Left to their own (lack of) control, kids will go all “Lord of the Flies” on the shy or “odd” kid. When the school refuses to stop the bullying, at the least life becomes a living hell for the victim. At the worst, the worm will turn and people die.

This is the way it is supposed to happen when you have an experienced professional Police Officer against a nut with a gun. This reminds me of the Police Officer in Texas who took on 2 terrorists armed with automatic weapons with only his service gun and ended up killing both of them.