The Noblesville teacher injured in a shooting in his middle school classroom Friday has been released from the hospital.
Police say a Noblesville West Middle School student opened fire in a classroom Friday morning. Students in the room say science teacher Jason Seaman, 29, was shot three times as he tackled the alleged gunman.
Seaman was transported to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. An IU Health representative confirmed Saturday afternoon that Seaman is no longer a patient at Methodist.
Jason Seaman (Photo provided by Southern Illinois University)
Seventh-grader Ethan Stonebraker says his class was taking a test when the unnamed male student started shooting. Stonebraker says Seaman likely prevented the shooter from harming more students.
“He took about four to six shots not aiming at anyone specifically like he was waving his hand around,” Stonebraker says. “Then we saw one girl fall to the ground and Mr. Seaman, our science teacher, immediately ran at him, swatted the gun out of his hand, knocked the gun to the ground.”
President Trump hailed Seaman as a hero in a tweet on Saturday afternoon.
Thanks to very brave Teacher & Hero Jason Seaman of Noblesville, Indiana, for his heroic act in saving so many precious young lives. His quick and automatic action is being talked about all over the world!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2018
Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Indiana 5th District) says she met Seaman after he was released from the hospital on Saturday morning.
The continuous outpouring of support & unity from our community is incredible.— Susan W. Brooks (@SusanWBrooks) May 26, 2018
Noblesville is strong & resilient. As we move forward & embark upon a healing process, it’s important to continue prayers & efforts to support our community. #NWMS #WAT >> https://t.co/wG1gKbzHWh pic.twitter.com/5EHldhOJQs
Student Ella Whistler was also wounded in the shooting. According to a statement from her family on Friday night, she is in critical but stable condition at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
“We’d like to thank everyone across the country who prayed for our family today,” the statement says. “We’ve felt those prayers and appreciate each of them.”