The Science Teacher That Stopped The Indiana School Shooting Is Being Hailed As A Hero

“If it weren’t for him, more of us would have been injured for sure.”

In the aftermath of Friday's school shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana, teacher Jason Seaman is being hailed as a hero for actions that likely saved the lives of his students.

As reported by USA Today, authorities said at a press conference that the shooter asked to be excused from class, and came back with two handguns, which he then aimed at the class.

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Ethan Stonebraker, a student in the classroom, told The Associated Press that Seaman's quick actions stop the shooting  injuring more kids.

"[Seaman] immediately ran at him, swatted a gun out of his hand and tackled him to the ground." Stonebraker told the outler. "If it weren't for him, more of us would have been injured for sure."

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office told CNN that both Seaman and an unidentified teenage girl were taken to the hospital. Seaman was in good condition while the girl was in critical condition. 

In a statement to CNN on Friday, Seaman thanked first responders. "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 wrote. 

Seaman's brother, Jeremy Seaman, told The Indiana Star that his brother's heroism in the moment matched up with the person he knew him to be. 

"It's not surprising, to be honest," he said. "He's not really ever been the person to run away. When the safety of the kids is at hand, it's not surprising to me that he was going to do what he had to do."

Seaman's personal Twitter feed depicts a teacher who loves his work and his students.

In honor of his heroic actions, a GoFundMe page was created to help raise money for medical expenses incurred. The fundraising campaign has already exceeded its $20,000 goal by a further $18,000. 

"Wish we didn't have experience these kinds of things," one donor wrote. "But, if we do, I want someone like Jason there to intervene. Least I can do is contribute to the medical bills."

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