NEW: Student who was in the classroom where this happened tells me her science teacher swatted gun away from suspect after shooting at another student at #NoblesvilleWest
— Dan Spehler (@DanSpehler) May 25, 2018
Jason Seaman, a former college football player at Southern Illinois University, was shot multiple times during Friday’s school shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana. According to a report from the Indianapolis Star, Seaman will undergo surgery after suffering the injuries.
Seaman got involved in the shooting when he tried to intervene.
“It’s not surprising, to be honest,” his brother told the media. “He’s not really ever been the person to run away. When the safety of the kids is at hand, it’s not surprising to me that he was going to do what he had to do.”
Jason Seaman’s mother reports he was shot 3 times, including one bullet through abdomen. Is out of surgery and in good condition. After he was shot, Seaman still managed to help stop the shooter. #Hero pic.twitter.com/e2XQbgn6qY
— Saluki Football (@SIU_Football) May 25, 2018
Ethan Stonebraker was the reported shooter. The seventh grader walked into his class when he open fired on his class. Once the shooting began, a science teacher charged the suspect and swatted the gun from his hand before tackling him to the ground.
After the shooting occurred, vice president Mike Pence tweeted out his condolences.
“Karen and I are praying for the victims of the terrible shooting in Indiana. To everyone in the Noblesville community — you are on our hearts and in our prayers. Thanks for the swift response by Hoosier law enforcement and first responders,” Pence tweeted.
Seaman has since been out of surgery and has reportedly been doing well.