Teacher out of hospital after stopping school shooting

Teacher out of hospital after stopping school shooting

Teacher out of hospital after stopping school shooting

Children file past an armed police officer outside Noblesville High School after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School on May 25, 2018 in Noblesville, Ind. School principal Stacey Swan said Monday that Whistler is improving.

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. Ella was listed in critical condition on Friday. 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.

"I deeply care for my students and their well-being, so that's why I did what I did that day", science teacher Jason Seaman, 29, said at a news conference this morning. His shirt also showed the wounded student's initials, EW. "I was trying to stay crouched behind the back table, but also see what's going on and that's when (Mr. Seaman) was running right at him with this arms in front of him, and then he just tackled him against the wall".

"We're so grateful for Jason's quick and fearless actions", Noblesville Schools Superintendent Beth Niedermeyer said during the news conference. Seaman, and a middle school student named Ella, were both hit by bullets after a school shooting on Friday morning.

Police said they arrested the shooter and said the "situation resolved fairly quickly", but did not confirm the accounts of Seaman's reaction or details about how they arrested the shooter.

Ella Whistler was shot and seriously injured before Seaman intervened
AP Ella Whistler was shot and seriously injured before Seaman intervened

Noblesville High School senior Jackson Ramsey started a crowdfundraising effort for Seaman. "You're the reason I teach", he said.

Vice President Mike Pence, the former governor of IN, also credited the teacher's "courageous action" for saving lives during the shooting at the suburban Indianapolis school.

The superintendent said the school has provided counseling services for students and staff and would continue to do so throughout the summer. He put his own life in danger for his students.

Friday's school shooting follows the deadly attack that killed 10 at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Ethan said he never thought a school shooting "would somehow get that close to you". And it's an alarming way to end a year marred by school shootings across the country.


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