Despite the #NEVERAGAIN campaign that swept the country, school shootings continue. Last Friday, a gunman entered a classroom at Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana and began to open fire. The teacher, Jason Seaman, came to the rescue, sustaining many injuries and saving his class. Now, Seaman is speaking out and sharing his thoughts on that incredible moment.
When the gunman entered the room and open fired, Seaman didn’t think twice. He ran to the gunman, tackled him to the ground and preventing him from firing anymore shots.
However, for Seaman his brave and courageous actions were not optional. In fact, the 7th-grade science teacher and football coach said, “I deeply care for my students and their wellbeing. So that is why I did what I did. My actions on that day, in my mind, were the only acceptable actions I could have done.”
While rushing the gunman, Seaman was shot three times. Once through his abdomen, another bullet struck his hip, while another hit his forearm.
One of Seaman’s students, Ella Whistler, was also shot. And though she was in critical condition, she is said to be stable and improving.
Despite his heroism, Seaman doesn’t want attention. Instead, he is asking people to focus on Whistler, “I can’t say enough how proud of Ella I am and how we all should be. Her courage and strength at such a young age is nothing short of remarkable, and we should all continue to keep her in our minds as she continues to recover.”
The Noblesville High School has created a Go Fund Me page, where donations are currently being accepted to help pay for Seaman’s medical treatment.