Shooting Reported at Indiana Middle School, Two Injured, Suspect in Custody


The teacher's actions potentially saved the remaining students from being shot, the seventh grader said.

UPDATE: 9:44 a.m. EDT-The Noblesville Fire Department said on Twitter that a suspect was in custody following an active shooter situation at Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana Friday.

Jason Seaman, who has been a science teacher for Noblesville schools for almost four years and a seventh-grade football coach for two years, was the teacher shot, according to multiple parents.

Seaman reportedly tackled the shooter and was able to swat away the weapon. We need to get it right, we need to make sure we're taking care of the people we need to take care of first right now, and that's the victims in this case. The station reported the teacher was shot while attempting to intervene in the shooting. Authorities didn't have any information about their conditions. Police are investigating a threat at Noblesville High School but said it is just a threat.

Parent Maria Roney, whose son is an eighth-grader, said even with seeing school shootings across the country, she never expected it to happen here.

She says the message was "I'm OK, please come get me". The extent of injuries was not yet known.

News 8's Eric Feldman was in a Noblesville neighborhood where he saw police blocking off the intersection of Roxbury Lane and York Circle, an area that backs up onto Morse Reservoir.

"The speaker came on and said we were on lockdown and people rushed in and we went to the back of the room".

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A secondary threat was made against Noblesville High School, but officials believed it to be only a "communicated threat" and not something being acted on, Jowitt said.

The male student was detained shortly after firing off his rifle early Friday morning. A 17-year-old student has been charged with multiple counts of murder.

Two people - Seaman and a student - were taken to hospitals after the shooting, although three people were reported injured, Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt said on Friday.

Noblesville is a city of approximately 56,000 residents, 30 miles north of Indianapolis. The last day of this school year is in one week, June 1.

Erica Higgins, who was among the anxious parents who rushed to get their kids, told WTHR-TV that she learned of the shooting from a relative who called her at home. She did not know their conditions. The department said a suspect had been taken into custody. IU Health confirms it's one one adult and one minor. No further details were provided about the suspect, victim or possible motive for the attack.

The school was evacuated after the shooting, and students were taken to Noblesville High School.

The shooting comes a week after another school attack in Santa Fe, Texas, where a gunman killed 10 people.

An Arizona man says his brother, an IN teacher, has undergone surgery after being shot three times when he intervened IN a school shooting at his middle school.