An Indiana science teacher was released from the hospital on Saturday, a day after he was shot while tackling a student who opened fire inside a classroom.
Jason Seaman, who was praised by President Trump and Vice President Pence for his “courageous action” inside a classroom at Noblesville West Middle School on Friday, was discharged from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Republican U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks said she met Seaman at the middle school.
“Jason Seaman selflessly put himself in harm’s way to protect his students and it is because of his heroic actions more students were not hurt,” Brooks said in a statement.
Seaman was shot three times in the Friday morning incident. A student in his class asked to be excused and returned to the classroom with two handguns. He began shooting, striking Seaman and 13-year-old Ella Whistler.
The seventh-grade science teacher and football coach managed to intervene and stop the shooter before the incident turned deadly.
“I’m really grateful for him [Seaman] to be there because without him, I’m not sure if all of us would have made it,” Carter Sutherland, a 12-year-old student, told FOX59 Indianapolis.
Sutherland said Seaman “ran up and tackled” the armed student.
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SOURCE: Fox News, Katherine Lam