Heroic teacher, Noblesville school officials speak publicly for first time since shooting

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- TMZ wrote that a photographer caught up with WWE Superstar and former UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and asked her about Jason Seaman, a teacher who reportedly took down an unnamed shooter at the Noblesville West Middle School in IN on Friday (May 25).

Molly Miles, a Noblesville High School freshman, told the IndyStar that she remembered Seaman telling the class that he would keep them safe in the event of a shooting.

"I want to make it clear that my actions on that day, in my mind, were the only acceptable actions I could have done given the circumstance", he said.

"I can't say enough of how proud of Ella I am", Seaman said today.

Noblesville Superintendent Beth Niedemeyer says the community "endured a horrific and senseless tragedy". "I deeply care for my students and their well-being, so that is why I did what I did that day", Seaman said.

Vice President Mike Pence, the former governor of IN, also credited the teacher's "courageous action" for saving lives during the shooting at the suburban Indianapolis school.

The suspected shooter, a student at Noblesville West Middle School, asked to be excused from class Friday morning and then returned to the room armed with two handguns, Noblesville police said.

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President Donald Trump praised Seaman on Twitter Saturday, calling him a "very fearless Teacher & Hero" for his "automatic action".

Authorities say Ella was shot Friday morning when an armed student walked into her seventh-grade classroom at the suburban Indianapolis school.

"We are stronger together, and we will continue to amaze you". His shirt also showed the wounded student's initials, EW.

In addition to Ella, Seaman highlighted the actions of an "unbelievably brave" school resource officer who quickly reached the classroom and helped Ella as she fought for her life. Seaman was struck three times, once through the stomach, once in the hip and once in the forearm, and underwent surgery. Seaman played for Southern Illinois from 2007-10.

If not for his Seaman's heroics, one student told reporters, "more of us could have been injured, for sure". A local high school student launched the effort.

It's very reasonable to be nervous about going back to school tomorrow for Noblesville Schools students after the events on Friday.

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