FBI, ATF search home of Noblesville school shooting suspect

Posted at 3:17 PM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 21:49:14-04

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. -- Officers from the FBI, ATF, Indiana State Police and local departments searched the home of a Noblesville middle school student accused of shooting a teacher and classmate Friday morning.

The shooting was reported shortly after 9 a.m. at Noblesville West Middle School. Officials said 7th-grade teacher Jason Seaman and one of his students were shot when another student opened fire.

Seaman and the student victim were transported to Indianapolis hospitals in critical condition. The suspected shooter was taken into custody.

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While the suspect has not yet been identified, Call 6 Investigates learned that investigators were already searching his Morse Reservoir home. Those investigators included local, state-level and federal officers, along with computer crimes specialists.

Police say the shooter asked to be excused from the classroom, then returned with two handguns before opening fire.

A student who was in the classroom at the time of the incident said the shooter fired 4-6 shots, not at anybody in particular. 

"When he walked in, he had this weird look on his face," the student said. "He reached into his right pocket and pulled out a handheld gun. He took about 4-5 shots, not aimed at anyone specifically like he was waving his hand around."


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Police were also investigating a “secondary threat” to Noblesville High School Friday morning believed to be unrelated to the shooting at Noblesville West Middle School.

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