Hero teacher speaks out after saving lives
Science teacher Jason Seaman was shot three times, while the approach of an armed student in Noblesville West Middle School in a suburb of Indiana.
The science teacher who was shot, while the approach of a student who opened fire in an Indiana classroom said Wednesday that “without a doubt” he’ll be back teaching in the fall.
Jason Seaman made the comments after he received a new car from a Indianapolis-area dealer for his heroism in Noblesville West Middle School on May 25.
The teacher, a former college football player, said that the support of the community is huge.
“It is the raising of me. The raising of my wife, everyone who is affected,” he told FOX59. “There are 1,300 plus children that attend that school and they all have parents and grandparents and uncles and aunts. Every reach of support, it also supports them. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Jason a Seaman was given a new car from a Indianapolis-area dealer on Wednesday.
Seaman told the Indianapolis Star he waited a week, until the students left before returning to look at the classroom where he tackled the armed student, who has not yet been identified by the police.
“It is not bothers me not at all,” he said. “I went in there and looked around, it is what it is. It is still my room, you know. It’s just mine.”
INDIANA TEACHER WHO TACKLED A SCHOOL SHOOTER, SAYS THAT THE “ONLY ACCEPTABLE” ACT TO SAVE STUDENTS
Sailor and student, Ella Whistler were injured in the shooting. The police says it was much worse if Seaman had not tackled the shooter. The teacher told the Indy Star he brings a visit to Whistler every week in the hospital.
Jason Zeeman has said that the decision to tackle a shooter was the “only acceptable actions that I could have done given the circumstances.”
“I’ve told them I’m on speed dial, so if they want to give me a call I you there as fast as I can,” he said. “But she is so incredible. She is only feeding through it, awesome.”
THE FAMILY OF INDIANA TEEN, 13, SHOT IN THE CLASS, SAYS THAT SHE IS “THE LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY’
Earlier this month, Whistler’s family said: “she still has a long road to recovery” after the shooting.
“Ella suffered very serious, life-threatening injuries from being shot 7 times in the face, the neck, the hand and the top of the chest,” her family said in a statement. “She underwent emergency, life-saving surgery after airlifted…and her injuries include collapsed lungs, a broken jaw, collar bone, multiple, neck vertebras, and ribs; broken vertebral vein; significant damage to the nerves; and numerous related injuries.”
Ella Whistler’s family says that they have a long road of recovery ahead after being shot multiple times in her high school class on May 25.
The family started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for her medical expenses.
Prosecutors have previously said that they should wait until the charges are filed in the shooting for releasing information about the student. Officials say the boy was armed with two handguns when he opened fire in Seaman’s class. The motive for the attack has not yet been made public
Fox News’ Greg Norman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed