IN teacher who stopped shooting: ‘I had to save students’

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IN authorities have not announced the identity of the attacker, however, said that the student responsible for the injury of a teacher and a student in high school.

Seventh grade teacher Jason Seaman, who is credited with tackling the shooter at Noblesville West Middle School, speaks at a press conference Monday, May 28. The teacher and one student were shot and hospitalized, police said.

A science teacher is credited with disarming a student suspected of opening fire at an IN middle school on Friday.

Seaman and 13-year-old Ella Whistler were both shot by the suspect.

"Her courage and strength at such a young age is nothing short of remarkable", Seaman said during a news conference at the school district's administrative building.

When an armed student entered his IN classroom and started firing, the teacher lunged at the shooter and stopped the gunfire.

A GoFundMe campaign started for the IN middle school teacher who swatted a gun out of a seventh grader's hand and tackled him to the ground has raised $55,000, The Hill reports.

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

"I'm still processing much of what has happened but I can say with absolute certainty that I am proud to be a Miller", Seaman said. "That is why I did what I did that day", he said. "You are the reason I teach". However, The photographer who spoke to Rousey stated, "I'm sure a lot of his students follow you, and it would be an honor for him to walk out to the ring with you one time".

The suspected shooter, a student at the school, is in custody. Whistler's family released a statement late Friday night saying she was doing well at a local hospital but remains in critical condition.

Sources confirm to The Times news gathering partner WTHR that Seaman was released Saturday and is continuing his recovery at home.

Seaman spoke for just a few minutes. On Monday, Noblesville Superintendent Beth Niedermeyer said the wounded student was "making progress".

"Our community went through a really tragic instance on Friday and we just want to come together and show our support", Teresa Plummer, a parent of a baseball team member, said.

Thanks to very fearless Teacher & Hero Jason Seaman of Noblesville, Indiana, for his heroic act in saving so many precious young lives. "He saved the lives of so many students".

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