In it, they identify their daughter as Ella Whistler.
He says the class was taking a test at Noblesville West Middle School in IN when a student walked in late, pulled out a gun and started firing. While there are no fatalities due to the shooting, Mahomet-Seymour High School alumnus Jason Seaman (class of 2007) was among the shooting victims.
"I try to be around her every single day because she lightens my day", said Lynn Partlow, another school friend.
We have provided counseling support for West teachers this afternoon and have more counseling planned for this weekend.
Multiple students told WEWS that Seaman intervened and stopped the shooter. Her status is critical, yet we are pleased to report she is stable. We will spend the next days and weeks processing what happened and why.
A teacher who was wounded was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital, and a student who was wounded was taken to Riley Children's Hospital, according to Jowitt.
"First of all, thank you to the first responders from Noblesville and Fishers for their immediate action and care", Seaman said in a statement released to WXIN-TV in Indianapolis.
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According to law enforcement, the suspected shooter, a male student, was excused from class. The suspect in that shooting, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student at the school, is also alleged to have placed rudimentary bombs in the area.
"Please pray for my son Jason".
Noblesville Schools Supt. Dr. Beth Niedermeyer said she has visited the families of both victims. The situation is contained.
"He's very fearless, he's a hero today", Ethan said of his teacher.
"We were ready to defend ourselves", he said. Neighbors told him they had seen FBI and ATF teams arrive in unmarked cars around 11:30 a.m. and described the home that appeared to be the focus of the investigation as "newer homeowners and a nice family".
I want to express my honest thanks and appreciation to our Noblesville West administrators, staff and students who stayed calm, showed courage and followed our safety protocols.
"It was a gut feeling and as soon as we got the code yellow, I knew that that was what's going on", the student, who was not named, told The Indy Star. "We're also, however, aware of a secondary threat that's been made at Noblesville High School".
UPDATE: 10:11 a.m. EDT- Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Sgt. John Perrine confirmed two victims were en route to a nearby hospital after an active shooter situation at Noblesville Middle School.