'Hero' teacher shot three times as he stopped school attack

Posted May 28, 2018

A teacher was praised as a hero on Friday after taking quick action to subdue a student shooter in his classroom.

Seaman released a statement saying in part, "I want to let everyone know that I was injured but am doing great".

Jennifer Morris, who was among the anxious parents who rushed to get their kids, appeared slightly dazed and said she was at work when her 14-year-old son sent a text message about the shooting, stunning her.

A teacher and a student were wounded Friday morning, when another student opened fire inside a middle school near Indianapolis.

Police confirmed that threats were also made to surrounding middle schools.

The Indianapolis Star newspaper said Seaman was the married father of a toddler son and a 1-month-old daughter. Emergency officials transported him to Methodist Hospital, where he was treated for gunshot wounds in his abdomen, hip and forearm, his mother said in a Facebook post.

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He was previously the defensive end for Southern Illinois.

"I got a "Mom, I'm scared" text message and other than that, it was 'come get me at the high school, '" Higgins said.

Superintendent of Noblesville Schools, Dr. Beth Niedermeyer, said faculty and students correctly followed procedures as they evacuated the middle school.

Seaman reportedly knocked the gun away and tackled the gunman.

Mac Lynas, a seventh-grader who also played football this year for Seaman, agreed.

"Jason was one of those guys who was willing to go above and beyond and do whatever he could for the team", Flyger said in a press release, "The reason you get into coaching is to work with guys like him".

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When a middle school boy allegedly opened fire at his IN school, the science teacher immediately ran and tackled him to the ground, one student IN the classroom told ABC News.

Police said that a student asked to be excused from class at Noblesville West Middle School and then returned with two handguns and opened fire.

Jeremy Seaman said his brother was a three-sport high school athlete in Mahomet, Illinois. "If it weren't for him, more of us would have been injured for sure". "We now know that it is up to communities, families, activists, educators and the students themselves to stand up and demand that those who are trusted with protecting them do their jobs".

"You see it on the news, you just don't think about it happening in your backyard", Vedder said.

"Our thoughts are with all those affected by this frightful situation".

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