The School Teacher Protected His Pupils from Shooter
INDIANA – May 26, 2018
It happened at Noblesville West Middle School in suburban Indianapolis on Friday morning. The student armed with two handguns has opened fire by teachers and classmates. The school science teacher Jason Seaman was shot three times -- in his abdomen, hip and forearm.
Police found out that Seaman helped stop the shooter, swatted a gun out of his hand when he has opened fire while a seventh-grade class was taking a test.
"First of all, thank you to the first responders from Noblesville and Fishers for their immediate action and care," Seaman said in his statement after incident. "I want to let everyone know that I was injured but I'm doing great. To all students, you are all wonderful and I thank you for your support. You are the reason I teach."
A female student also was wounded in the shooting. The suspect nor the victims have been identified.
"If it weren't for him, more of us would have been injured for sure,'' said seventh-grader Ethan Stonebraker.
Police said a male student acted alone in the shooting.
Jeremy Seaman, Jason's elder brother, told the Indianapolis Star that his brother didn't surprise him. "He's not really ever been the person to run away," Jeremy Seaman marked. "When the safety of the kids is at hand, it's not surprising to me that he was going to do what he had to do."
There are about 50,000 people live in Noblesville. The middle school has about 1,300 students in grades 6 through 8. The school's academic year was scheduled to end next Friday.