Indiana teacher credited with stopping school shooter out of surgery after being shot
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WSYX/WTTE) - The mother of the teacher credited with helping to stop a school shooting in suburban Indianapolis says her son was shot three times.
According to reports, Jason Seaman is a science teacher at Noblesville West Middle School - approximately 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis - who students say was the teacher who helped stop the shooter.
His mother, Kristi, says he's out of surgery and is "doing well"after being shot her son was shot in the abdomen, hip and, forearm, according to her Facebook page.
According to his LinkedIn page, Seaman has been a science teacher at Noblesville schools since July 2014. He's also the head football coach for the middle school's seventh-grade team.
Southern Illinois University football also tweeted about Seaman. He was a defensive end for the Saluki's from 2007-10.
A juvenile also suffered gunshot wounds after a student opened fire with two handguns, according to the Noblesville Police chief. The suspect reportedly asked to be excused from class when he returned with the weapons.
A student said he saw Seaman tackle the shooter as the class was in the middle of a test.
The suspect is in custody and believed to have acted alone, police said.