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Indiana teacher who tackled gunman speaks out for first time

Indiana teacher who tackled gunman speaks out for first time

The Noblesville West Middle School shooting on Friday came a mere week after the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas. The school district's superintendent says Ella is making progress in her recovery while hospitalized in Indianapolis.

Jason Seaman, a science teacher at Noblesville West Middle School, was in his classroom that morning when an unidentified student asked to be excused and later returned with two handguns and opened fire. In a statement, her family said her status is "critical" but she is stable. The 29-year-old football coach and former college defensive lineman reacted nearly immediately, running at the teen and tackling him to the ground as he told students to dial 911. Jason Seaman put himself in harm's way to protect his students and he doesn't regret his actions, even though he, too, was hit by gunfire.

Hailed as a hero, an IN teacher who stopped a school shooting instead wants the public to focus on a 13-year-old girl who was seriously injured. His shirt also showed the wounded student's initials, EW.

Authorities referred to a prompt and heroic response at the school but didn't confirm accounts of Seaman tackling the student or describe the role of the resource officer who was stationed at the school.

Thanks in large part to Seaman's actions, the melee ended quickly, and the student was arrested.

"Mr. Seaman started running at him. You are the reason I teach".

Swan said the school would emerge from Friday's shooting stronger than before.

After the news conference, Seaman attended a Noblesville High School baseball game, high-fiving students, including many who cried when they saw him for the first time since the shooting. The middle school was scheduled to remain closed Tuesday to provide counseling for students, staff and their families. "He pretty much protected all of us and it's something that you couldn't ask more of".

"We endured a horrific and senseless tragedy", Niedermeyer said, adding that support coming in from across the country has been a "source of strength and beauty during this ugly tragedy". In 2018 alone, there have already been 17 shootings - the highest number during any year since at least 1999, according to a Washington Post database that tracks such attacks.


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