Indiana science teacher ‘tackled’ a suspect during the high school shooting, student says

A helicopter lands near Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana.

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A science teacher allegedly originated in action during a shooting at an Indiana high school on Friday, knocking a weapon from the suspect’s hand.

In the seventh grade student Ethan Stonebraker told The Associated Press that his science teacher at Noblesville West Middle School will be charged at the suspect, who he said revealed his weapon, while the class was in the middle of a test.

“Our teacher immediately ran to him, swatted a gun out of his hand and has him on the ground,” Stonebraker said. “If it wasn’t for him, more of us would be injured.”

Two people – a teacher and a student is injured after a male suspect was excused from class Friday morning before returning with two handguns, authorities said. A call about an active shooter came in at about 9 o’clock in the morning and the student was later detained, according to Noblesville police chief Kevin Jowitt.

“We know the situation resolved extremely quickly,” Jowitt said.


The authorities will not reveal the identity of the accused or those who were injured, nor did they say whether it was the teacher who reportedly addressed the defendant was one of the wounded. However, pupils and parents at the height of The Indianapolis Star that the teacher who jumped to stop the accused was Jason Seaman. According to Fox 59, Sailor, and coaches football at the school.

Authorities referred to a prompt and heroic response, but would not confirm accounts of the teacher for the approach of the student.

When you are asked to work to his praise about the response, Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said, “but just Wait until one day we can tell you that story. You will be proud to have them as well.”

Sailor’s brother, Jeremy, told the outlet that his brother was shot three times and went in for the surgery. He said: “it is not surprising”, his brother replied bravely during the lesson.


“He’s not really ever been the person to walk away,” Jeremy told the newspaper. “If the safety of the children is at hand, it does not surprise me that he’s going to do what he had to do.”

Zeeman is a married father of two, according to his brother, who told The Star, “said he,” on the way to the hospital.

“He spoke to his wife,” Jeremy said. “He told her that he was OK.”

Noblesville, about 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis, is home to about 50,000 people. The high school has about 1,300 pupils from grades six to eight. The school academic year was scheduled for the end of next week Friday.

Fox News’ Kathleen Joyce and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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