Jason Seaman, Teacher Shot 3 Times Protecting Students, Issues Statement From Hospital

Frederick Owens
May 27, 2018

"We do know the situation resolved extremely quickly", Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt told reporters about the shooting at the school, which has about 1,350 students.

He says his 29-year-old teacher immediately ran at the student, "swatted a gun out of his hand and tackled him to the ground". Then a science teacher bravely swatted the gun away from the shooter, possibly saving others from getting injured.

As it turns out, Jason Seaman is just the man you need when you want someone tackled: he formerly played college football, as a defensive end for Southern Illinois University's Salukis, and is also a football coach at Noblesville.

Jason Seaman, a science teacher at the school, was shot three times during the ordeal - and it's being reported that he was still able to help stop the shooting.

Seaman's mother, Kristi J. Hubly Seaman, posted updates earlier on Facebook.

According to law enforcement, the suspected shooter, a male student, was excused from class.

News 18 continues to follow the tragedy at a middle school in Noblesville.

The adult victim, a teacher at the school, has been identified by family members as Jason Seaman.

"Karen and I are praying for the victims of the awful shooting in IN", he said.

"Here we go again, here we go again", he said.

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Ethan described the suspected gunman as "a nice kid most of the times".

Vice President Mike Pence, who is from IN, tweeted yesterday that he and his wife were "praying for the victims of the bad shooting".

"The act of just selflessness he portrayed today is hard to put into words", SIU head coach Nick Hill said. The Florida attack inspired students there and across the country to call for more restrictions on access to guns.

Seaman's students spoke to FOX 59 about the incident and how their teacher saved their lives. "You'll be proud of them, too".

"It's not surprising, to be honest", he said of his brother's intervention in the shooting. Carter made a reference to other recent school shootings across the nation during a news conference Friday afternoon.

"Principal came over the intercom and said, 'This is not a drill". A 17-year-old student at the school was taken into custody. "You are the reason I teach".

Noblesville police Lt. Bruce Barnes said Friday that the girl was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital.

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

"Karen and I are praying for the victims of the awful shooting in Indiana".

Noblesville, which is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Indianapolis, is home to about 50,000 people.

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