Indiana teacher who stopped shooting: ‘I had to save students’

Indiana teacher who stopped shooting: ‘I had to save students’

Indiana teacher who stopped shooting: ‘I had to save students’

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.

In addition to Ella, Seaman highlighted the actions of an "unbelievably brave" school resource officer who quickly reached the classroom and helped Ella as she fought for her life.

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. Lynas said Seaman emphasised character a year ago when he coached her son.

Science teacher Jason Seaman tackled the armed student and is being credited with stopping the shooting.

Student Ella Whistler was also shot.

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.

Along with Whistler's family, Seaman also thanked all of the first responders and the support he's received from his students.

If not for his Seaman's heroics, one student told reporters, "more of us could have been injured, for sure".

President Donald Trump praised Seaman on Twitter Saturday, calling him a "very fearless Teacher & Hero" for his "automatic action". Her family has said she was hospitalized in critical but stable condition, and school officials said Saturday that she was improving.

Student witness Ethan Stonebraker told ABC News that Seaman threw a basketball at the shooter and ran toward the gunfire to tackle the suspect.

Noblesville High School senior Jackson Ramsey started a crowdfundraising effort for Seaman. "You are the reason I teach".

The shooting at Noblesville West Middle School happened Friday morning after a student asked to be excused from class, Noblesville police said. He put his own life in danger for his students. "He pretty much protected all of us and it's something that you couldn't ask more of".

"On Friday, we endured a horrific and senseless tragedy that had a significant impact on this community", said Dr. Beth Niedermeyer, Superintendent Noblesville Schools.

The hero science teacher who tackled the shooter at an IN middle school has broken his silence.

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