Police: Student shoots teacher, classmate in Indiana
School shooting happened at a high school in Noblesville, about 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis; Matt Finn reports.
A female student was in critical condition early Saturday after being injured during a shooting at an Indiana high school on Friday, authorities said.
The 13-year-old girl, who has not yet been identified, was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital after a male student allegedly shot her in Noblesville West Middle School, Noblesville police Lt. Bruce Barnes said in a press release Friday night.
The teenager underwent surgery after being shot in the chest, a friend of the family told the Indianapolis Star.
Update: the 13-year-old victim in the Noblesville school shooting is in critical condition, police say. https://t.co/pfbblsYlQD
— IndyStar (@indystar) May 26, 2018
“She is an outstanding student,” the family friend said. “She is very involved in the school. A beautiful little girl. I can only imagine why this happened.”
Friends of the girl described to her the Indianapolis Star as “popular” and “very friendly.” She said that her outgoing personality was felt in their choir class.
Apart from the fact that an active member of the high school choir, she has a presence on social media that shows her posing with friends and family and the singing of popular music, the paper reported.
“I try to make her every day, because they lighten my day,” said Lynn low, another school friend. “I don’t know how I would survive without this shining star.”
“I try to make her every day, because they lighten my day. I don’t know how I would survive without this shining star.”
– Lynn low, friend and classmate
A second victim, a science teacher Jason Seaman, suffered multiple gunshot wounds after he confronted the suspect and knocked the weapon from his hand. Seaman underwent surgery and was in good condition Friday night, police said.
The suspected shooter showed no visible injuries, police said. He has not yet been identified.
Noblesville, located about 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis, is home to about 50,000 people.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.