Students credit science teacher with stopping Indiana school shooter

Students credit science teacher with stopping Indiana school shooter
Posted at 2:56 PM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 15:01:14-04

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. -- The teacher credited with helping to stop a school shooting at Noblesville West Middle School has been identified as Jason Seaman, a science teacher at the school.

Multiple students on the scene say Seaman was the teacher who helped stop the shooter, but police have not confirmed the teacher’s name.

Seaman has been a science teacher at Noblesville schools since July 2014, according to his LinkedIn page. He is also the head football coach for the seventh-grade team.

Seaman's mother, Kristi, said her son was shot in the abdomen, the hip and the forearm, according to her Facebook page. She said Seaman is out of surgery and is "doing well."

A student who was in the classroom at the time of the incident credited the teacher with stopping the shooting from being worse than it was.

"He tackled (the shooter) to the ground," the student said. "If it weren't for him, more of us would have been injured for sure."


Seaman was taken to IU Methodist Hospital. A juvenile was also believed to have been shot. A second student was being treated for an ankle fracture, according to Riverview Health.

As of 11:30 a.m., police said they had the suspected shooter, a student at the school, in custody. The suspect has not been identified by police.