A student armed with two handguns shot a teacher and a fellow student at a middle school in IN on Friday, police said, the latest in a series of shootings at US schools and colleges fueling debate about how to keep campuses safe.
"Immediately [teacher] Mr. [Jason] Seaman was yelling and running right at him and tackled him to the ground", Ethan said. The Indianapolis Star identified the teacher as Seaman, a defensive lineman for the Salukis from 2007-10.
Two people - a teacher and a student - were hurt after a male suspect excused himself from class Friday morning before returning with two handguns, authorities said.
A woman who identified herself as Seaman's mother posted on Facebook that her son was shot three times and was in surgery.
Parents can pick up high school and the West middle school students when the threat is cleared, Noblesville Schools said in the email.
The students were evacuated to Noblesville High School.
Vice President Mike Pence tweeted, "Karen and I are praying for the victims of the awful shooting in Indiana. I went into this little room in the back with three other people", he said calmly standing between his parents as they picked him up.
After Friday's shooting, Carly Novel, a Marjory Stoneman student, tweeted: "Noblesville Middle School students I am so sorry. My daughter called her while it was happening from underneath the desk and it sounded like it was coming from another hallway". "If it weren't for him, more of us would have been injured for sure". "When it comes down to it, we come to the realization of 'What do we do?'" Barnes said, speaking of the ongoing investigation.
"It's not surprising, to be honest", Jason Seaman said of his brother's heroics.
"Please pray for my son Jason", Kristi Seaman wrote. According to Fox 59, Seaman coaches football at the school.
"I'm always telling my kids that I believe that they need to have daily school searches and not let them carry backpacks", she said.
"I'd say it's something I'd see from him, he would do this type of thing, he's a really good guy", he said. Police are onsite at the high school.
Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said he had briefed Gov. Eric Holcomb as Holcomb returned from Europe. "I got a "Mom, I'm scared" text message and other than that, it was "come get me at the high school, '" Higgins said".
Noblesville, which is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Indianapolis, is home to about 50,000 people. The middle school has about 1,300 students from grades six through eight.