NOBLESVILLE, Ind. -- The teacher credited with stopping a school shooting at Noblesville West Middle School Friday thanked everyone for their support.
Jason Seaman's wife, Colette, provided a statement to the media on behalf of her husband:
"First of all, thank you to the first responders from Noblesville and Fishers for their immediate action and care. I want to let everyone know that I was injured but am doing great. To all the students, you are all wonderful and I thank you for your support. You are the reason I teach."
Seaman, 29, is a science teacher at the middle school.
His mother, Kristi, said on Facebook that her son was shot in the abdomen, the hip and the forearm. Seaman was described in good condition late Friday night.
President Trump took to Twitter Saturday thanking Seaman for his "heroic act."
Thanks to very brave Teacher & Hero Jason Seaman of Noblesville, Indiana, for his heroic act in saving so many precious young lives. His quick and automatic action is being talked about all over the world!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2018
According to his LinkedIn page, Seaman has been a science teacher at Noblesville schools since July 2014. He is also the head football coach for the seventh-grade team.
A student who was in the classroom at the time of the incident credited the teacher with stopping the shooting from being worse than it was.
Neighbors tell RTV6 that Seaman has two young children. His wife had a baby in April. Steve Vedder says Jason was the kind of guy who would do anything for anybody.
Southern Illinois University football also tweeted about Seaman. He was a defensive end for the Saluki's from 2007-10.
#Salukis head coach @17NickHill played one season with Jason Seaman, the hero of school shooting in Indiana. “He was a great teammate, one of the team's hardest workers. You could always trust him to do the right thing.” pic.twitter.com/ge1sTSOGTJ
— Saluki Football (@SIU_Football) May 25, 2018
A female student was taken to Riley Children's Hospital. She is listed in critical condition. A second student was being treated for an ankle fracture, according to Riverview Health.
The suspected shooter, a student at the school, is in custody. The suspect has not been identified by police because he is a juvenile.
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