Wounded US school student critical


Parents wait while a SWAT officer passes outside Noblesville High School after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School on May 25, 2018 in Noblesville, Ind.

"He was injured his junior year, and then he got healthy", Benedict said.

I met this afternoon with the victims and their families and want you to know that Noblesville Schools is standing by to provide them support in whatever way we can. Stonebraker adds, "if it weren't for him, more of us would have been injured for sure". The ages and conditions of the victims have not been released.

Jowitt said the middle school has now been cleared by several EMS units and the scene is secure.

Police said they arrested the shooter and said the "situation resolved fairly quickly", but did not confirm the accounts of Seaman's reaction or details about how they arrested the shooter.

A teacher was praised as a hero on Friday after taking quick action to subdue a student shooter in his classroom.

Her social media posts show a gregarious, happy teen who loves posing for pictures with friends and family and making videos set to music.

He says the class was taking a test at Noblesville West Middle School in IN when a student walked in late, pulled out a gun and started firing.

A public information officer with Indiana State Police said they are "sending everyone".

"He's very fearless, he's a hero today", Ethan said of his teacher.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, who was returning to Indianapolis from a trip to Europe, said in a tweet that he was monitoring the situation.

"I didn't cry", he said, "but a lot of people were crying".

Mayor John Distler said the community is just beginning to cope with what happened. He said his brother was conscious after the shooting and talked with his wife, telling her he was OK. As soon as I found out, I went over and told all of them so they were aware of it. "And I had to calm her down and what's going on".

The teacher, Jason Seaman, 29, was wounded as he reportedly swatted a gun away from the shooter, who has not yet been identified.

This is the 17th school shooting this year and fourth of the month. "My daughter called her while it was happening from underneath the desk and it sounded like it was coming from another hallway".

The two victims were being transported to hospital from Noblesville West Middle School in a suburb of the state capital Indianapolis, according to state police. "'In a matter of seconds, our door was barricaded, the lights were shut off and all the kids were in the corner of the room, '" said Missy Updike.

Local news outlets identified the injured teacher as Jason Seaman, a science teacher and football coach, according to his LinkedIn profile.