Teacher who stopped attack says he had to save students

Marsha Scott
May 29, 2018

Jason Seaman, a heroic science teacher who tackled a gunman at an IN middle school, previously promised his students that he would protect them at all costs.

After the press conference, Seaman honored at an Indiana Sectional Championship baseball game between Noblesville High School and Hamilton Southeastern High School. They released a statement saying they were still trying to process "what happened and why". "On Friday, we endured a horrific and senseless tragedy that had a significant impact on this community", said Dr. Beth Niedermeyer, Superintendent Noblesville Schools.

Although he has been lauded a hero, Seaman said that he is "a person who isn't looking for attention" and that he "did what [he] did that day" because he "deeply care [s] for [his] students and their well-being".

When an armed student entered his IN classroom and started firing, the teacher lunged at the shooter and stopped the gunfire. The 29-year-old science teacher, a former college football player, was shot but not seriously injured.

Authorities have credited Seaman's actions for quickly ending a situation that could have become far worse.

"We are stronger together, and we will continue to amaze you". The young girl was in critical yet stable condition, with school principal Stacey Swan adamant she's been improving. He put his own life in danger for his students.

According to MSN, Seaman's brother, Jeremy, wouldn't have expected anything less.

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Jason Seaman spoke publicly Monday for the first time, three days after he tackled and disarmed a student with a gun at Noblesville West Middle School.

Another student, Ella Whistler, was also shot.

When asked to elaborate on his praise of the response, Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said: "Wait 'til one day we can tell you that story".

A science teacher who was shot while tackling an armed student at a suburban Indianapolis middle school is scheduled to speak about the incident.

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

The attack came a week after a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, that killed eight students and two teachers, and months after the high school attack that killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida.

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