IN teacher released from hospital after being shot while stopping school shooting


According to the Indianapolis Star, Seaman's brother, Jeremy Seaman, said Jason, a science teacher at the school, underwent surgery Friday following the shooting.

A child and an adult were injured and hospitalized Friday morning following an active shooter situation at Noblesville West Middle School in IN, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

After a shooting occurred at Noblesville West Middle School, leaving a teacher and a student injured. In a statement, her family said her status is "critical" but she is stable.

Jason Seaman, 29, took quick action when a student entered the classroom with a gun, by knocking the weapon away and tackling him to the ground.

Jason Seaman, a heroic science teacher who tackled a gunman at an IN middle school, previously promised his students that he would protect them at all costs.

President Donald Trump went on Twitter on Saturday to thank Seaman "for his heroic act in saving so many precious young lives".

Student, Ethan Stonebraker told ABC America he was acting suspiciously when he walked back into the room.

"It's just a shock he would do something like that", Stonebraker said. The suspect in that shooting, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student at the school, is also alleged to have placed rudimentary bombs in the area.

On May 18, eight students and two teachers were killed at a rural high school in Texas.

The high school was placed on lockdown while a SWAT team searched the school, according to Richard Passey, a parent of a high school student.

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Police say the teen victim was transported to Riley Hospital for Children and Seaman was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital.

A GoFundMe set up by a Noblesville High School senior has already exceeded its $55,000 goal. "I'm just happy that he is here and is going to be OK", Hill says.

The shooting began after 9 a.m. when a still-unidentified student in the class, which was taking a test, asked Seaman to be excused. "You'll be proud of them, too".

Seamans' mother is also sharing her son's condition on her social media. Reports and accounts regarding the shooting indicate that Jason's actions likely saved and protected lives.

"She kept saying, 'I saw my teacher get shot, '" Lovall said.

Police said there were no apparent injuries to the alleged shooter, who was not identified.

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb said about 100 State Police had been made available to work with local authorities.

"Our thoughts are with all those affected by this terrible situation", Holcomb said.

Noblesville is about 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

So far this year, there has been an average of one school shooting a week in the U.S.