Hero teacher in school shooting released from hospital

U.S. & World

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (WCIA) — Teacher Jason Seaman is out of the hospital after he was shot three times while tackling a school shooting suspect.

The seventh-grade teacher is being hailed a hero after the student fired shots at a middle school in Noblesville, Indiana.

U.S. Rep Susan Brooks says she met Saturday with Jason Seaman at the Noblesville, Indiana, school where the shooting occurred Friday. She says Seaman is a “hero teacher” who stopped the violence.

A picture shows Seaman meeting with Brooks after he was released from the hospital on Saturday.

Pres. Donald J. Trump sent a tweet Saturday saying: “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!”

One of Seaman’s seventh-grade students at Noblesville West Middle School says another student entered the classroom with a gun and started shooting Friday morning.

He says his 29-year-old teacher immediately ran at the student, “swatted a gun out of his hand and tackled him to the ground.”

The Noblesville shooting suspect was arrested. A 13 year old girl was shot and taken to the hosptial in critical condition.

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