A science teacher is being praised as a hero after tackling a male student armed with two handguns at a suburban Indianapolis middle school Friday morning.
The unnamed educator tackled the shooter to the ground and swatted the gun away from him, a student who said she was in the classroom told WXIN-TV.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale says Seaman was a defensive lineman on the Salukis football team from 2007 to 2010.
An Arizona man says his brother, an IN teacher, has undergone surgery after being shot three times when he intervened IN a school shooting at his middle school.
Seaman's mother, Kristi, has been providing updates on her son on her Facebook page.
Jowitt says the student was quickly taken into custody and didn't confirm accounts that the teacher tackled the shooter after he fired four to six shots.
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Jeremie Lovall said his daughter, a seventh-grader at the IN school, was IN the classroom when the shooting unfoled shortly after 9 a.m.
Karen and I are praying for the victims of the awful shooting in Indiana. "I went into this little room in the back with three other people", he said calmly standing between his parents as they picked him up.
Jeremie Lovall said his daughter, a seventh-grader in the school, was in the classroom when the shooting started. She also asked users to pray for the student who was shot. "My prayers are w/the Noblesville community, especially those who are injured & those who witnessed an active shooter situation- something no one should ever have to go through".
"We need to get it right", Barnes said. He said science teacher Jason Seaman likely averted a catastrophe. He also has been a football coach for seventh-graders for two years.
The shooting comes just one week after 10 people were killed during a shooting rampage in Santa Fe, Texas.
"I want to let everyone know that I was injured but am doing great", Seaman said in a statement to WTTV provided by a friend. She says the message was "I'm OK, please come get me".
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Erica Higgins was at Noblesville High School to pick up her son after Friday morning's shooting at Noblesville West Middle School, which she learned about at home when a relative called her.
Officers from the Noblesville police department, Hamilton County Sheriff's office, Indiana State police, and other local officers responded to a call of an active shooter at Noblesville West Middle School at 9:06 AM.
Parents wait while a SWAT officer passes outside Noblesville High School after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School on May 25, 2018 in Noblesville, Ind.
Noblesville is in a suburb about 25 miles northeast of Indianapolis.
The middle school was on lockdown, but the all clear was given and the lockdown was lifted.
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