'Hero' teacher shot while protecting students released from hospital

Football coach shot three times trying to stop Indiana school shooter

Football coach shot three times trying to stop Indiana school shooter

Indianas Senate Democrats issued a statement in response to Fridays school shooting expressing their condolences to the victims and calling for steps to prevent such shootings, including restrictions on guns.

The school was evacuated after the shooting, and students were taken to Noblesville High School.

Family, friends and former teammates described Seaman as a hero who could always be counted on in times of need.

He then told his students to call 911 after being shot multiple times.

It wasn't Seaman's first tackle.

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

"Thanks to very courageous Teacher & Hero Jason Seaman of Noblesville, Indiana, for his heroic act in saving so many precious young lives", he wrote.

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

A science teacher at Noblesville West Middle School in IN is being hailed a hero after taking three bullets and helping to stop a gunmen during a shooting Friday.

Jason Seaman, 29, a seventh-grade science teacher at Noblesville West Middle School was credited with knocking a weapon out of the gunman's hand. There's now no motive, or any information, for that matter, regarding the shooter. A student, Ella Whistler, was also shot. Her parents released a statement Friday night saying they are pleased to report that she is stable.

His mother, Kristi J. Hubly Seaman, in Facebook post said her son was being treated at the Indiana Universtiy Methodist Hospital for gunshot wounds to his abdomen, hip and forearm.

Shots have been reported at Noblesville West Middle School.

Her family says they're still processing what happened and why. We have confidence in Noblesville Schools Superintendent Dr. Beth Niedermeyer and her team, law enforcement, and first responders.

Police said from there the situation was "resolved quickly". Seaman was also shot but is in good condition at an Indianapolis hospital. He's in police custody.

Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt said the shooting happened around 9 a.m.at Noblesville West Middle School. The identities of those involved werent immediately released.

Seaman, who is the coach of the school's boys football team and has taught science for almost four years, will reportedly undergo surgery on Friday. Seaman, now a science teacher at Noblesville West Middle School in IN, is being hailed as a hero for reportedly helping to subdue a shooter at the school on Friday.

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