Unarmed Science Teacher Tackles Student After He Opens Fire In Classroom Full Of Kids

Jason Seaman, a science teacher at Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana is being hailed as a hero after he tackled a male student who opened fire on Friday. Police say the student had two handguns. One student in the 7th-grade classroom was injured and was taken to Riley Hospital for Children. The injured student is reportedly a 13-year-old girl. Another student suffered a broken ankle. The teacher was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital and his mother reports on Facebook that her son is out of surgery and “is doing well” after he was shot three times, once through the abdomen, once in the hip, and once in his forearm.

Ethan Stonebraker, a seventh-grade student, said that the science teacher prevented even more injuries by tackling the shooter, who he said pulled out a gun and opened fire while the class was taking a test.

“Our science teacher immediately ran at him, swatted a gun out of his hand and tackled him to the ground,” Stonebraker said. “If it weren’t for him, more of us would have been injured for sure.”

Students and parents confirmed to the IndyStar that Seaman was the heroic teacher.

Jeremie Lovall said his daughter was in the classroom when the student opened fire.

“She kept saying, ‘I saw my teacher get shot,’” Lovall recalled his daughter saying.

“He tackled him to the ground, we were all hiding in the back of a classroom behind some desks, then he was yelling to call 911 to get out of the building as fast as we could, so we ran down the stairs,” a student told CBS.

The 29-year-old teacher and father of two played college football. He just did the tackle of his life.

Not all heroes wear capes.


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