Trump applauds 'hero' teacher who stopped school shooting

28 May, 2018, 22:50 | Author: Carlos George
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Kill described Seaman as a great young man.

Seaman reportedly suffered three gunshot wounds but has since been released from the hospital.

The teacher that was shot while taking down the shooter and was taken to IU Health Methodist hospital. "3 shots - 1 through the abdomen, 1 in the hip& 1 in the forearm". Teacher was college football playerSeaman played defensive line and lettered four years in football from 2007-10 at Southern Illinois University, the university said. He said his brother was conscious after the shooting and talked with his wife, telling her he was OK. "I went into this little room in the back with three other people", he said.

Republican U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks posted a video on Twitter saying she met Seaman during a visit to Noblesville West Middle School around midday Saturday.

"I have no words because it was such an awesome act of caring", she said. "He always said that he was willing to sacrifice himself before he was willing to let anything happen to his students".

A seventh grader who was in the classroom where the shooting took place shared a firsthand account with us.

"I'm really grateful for him to be there because without him I'm not sure if all of us would have made it", Sutherland said.

"Everybody got down and the person right next to me I saw fall down", Sutherland said. Officials are requesting more medical help on the scene.

Stonebraker told ABC News Seaman threw a basketball at the shooter and ran toward the bullets as screaming students sought cover.

"He's a good coach and a good teacher", Long said, "an all-around good guy".

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Long knew Seaman because he played football and ran track for him. "There was potential for a lot of lives being lost", Lynas said Saturday.

"He cares about the kids", said Janna Lynas, Mac's mom. "You want laws passed or more security".

Students from the middle school were transported to a nearby high school to reunite with their parents.

Jeremy Seaman during his playing days at Southern Illinois University.

"He's familiar with struggle and adversity", his brother, who now lives in Arizona, said.

There have been 23 school shootings where someone was hurt or killed so far this year - an average of more than one shooting a week.

Police have not identified Seaman as the adult victim, but his family members and several students have. Seaman's brother is a teacher in Arizona.

"He's a hero in my mind", Vedder said.

'Her status is critical, yet we are pleased to report she is stable, ' a statement from her family said.

"You just never think it's going to happen in Noblesville, IN", he said.

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