According to media reports, Jason Seaman, a science teacher at Noblesville West Middle School in suburban Indianapolis, tackled the gunman in Friday’s school shooting and knocked his gun away:
BREAKING: Student says science teacher at Indiana middle school tackled gunman, knocked weapon away.
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 25, 2018
Seaman was shot 3 times and is recovering:
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) May 25, 2018
Seaman, and rightfully so, is being hailed as a hero for his actions:
The investigation continues in #Noblesville..
Jason Seaman, the science teacher who, as reported, tackled the shooter, deserves every bit of praise.
The first responders of Central Indiana deserve the same.
— Tony Katz (@tonykatz) May 25, 2018
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) May 25, 2018
And we’re pretty sure he’ll consider yesterday’s tackle the best of his career. Seaman played college ball at Southern Illinois:
— Saturday Down South (@SDS) May 25, 2018
Former Southern Illinois DE Jason Seaman, a middle school science teacher, is being hailed as a hero after intervening when a student armed with two handguns opened fire today in Indiana.
Seaman was shot 3 times, but is "doing well" after surgery.https://t.co/2TkbgSvBxY
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 25, 2018
Seaman released a statement on Friday thanking everyone for the support:
Jason Seaman, the teacher injured in today’s school shooting in Noblesville— who is being hailed as a hero by his students— released a statement this evening: pic.twitter.com/YfCbeOIfxU
— Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) May 25, 2018
Editor’s note: A typo has been corrected in the headline.