Indiana middle school shooting: Student opens fire, 2 wounded
May 26 2018
The shooting was reported just after 9 a.m. local time at the middle school in Indiana. Barnes said the suspected shooter wasn't injured and wouldn't comment on whether the student had been in trouble before.
Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said he had briefed Gov. Eric Holcomb as Holcomb returned from Europe.
The school was evacuated after the shooting, and students were taken to Noblesville High School.
The teacher was shot while taking down the shooter and was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Seventh-grader Ethan Stonebraker says Seaman ran at the shooter "swatted a gun out of his hand and tackled him to the ground". "We are told he is in good condition but haven't gotten to see him yet". Authorities did not provide their conditions.
In a statement obtained by WTTV, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said the "epidemic of violence sweeping across American schools has now come to Indiana".
"All this says to me is insanity has hit IN", one man, whose wife's grandson attends school IN the district, told RTV.
Footage of the students begin loaded onto buses and driven away from the scene of the tragic shooting was revealed in early news reports of the shooting. The severity of their injuries is unknown.
Chief of Noblesville Police Kevin Jowett said a "male student" was arrested. Newsweek reached out to the Noblesville Police Department but had not yet heard back.
A separate male student, whose name was not given, said in an interview with the station that people in his classroom barricaded a door and huddled together in a panic while a teacher grabbed a baseball bat for protection.
Indiana State Teachers Association President Teresa Meredith released a statement Friday morning about the school shooting.
At least three people were injured after the shooting Friday at a middle school in Noblesville, Indiana, officials said. Parents are picking up their children in the high school auditorium.
Noblesville is about 25 miles north of Indianapolis and has a population of about 60,000.
Parents were advised that if they did not receive a phone call from school officials, their children were fine.
A teacher and a student were wounded Friday morning, when another student opened fire inside a middle school near Indianapolis.
Police did not identify the victims, but Kristi Hubly Seaman said on Facebook that her son Jason Seaman had surgery after being shot in the abdomen, hip and the forearm and was doing "well".