In his first public commentary after Noblesville West Middle School's shooting, "hero" teacher Jason Seaman thanked the community on Monday, May 28, 2018.
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Monday, May 28, News Update:

During a brief press conference, Teacher Jason Seaman thanked the Noblesville community and praised Ella's courage Whistler 13-year-old Noblesville West Middle School student who was shot dead.

After Seaman reportedly disarmed the shooter, he said that Whistler had remained "calm." "I can not say enough how proud I am of Ella," he said.

From his own efforts, Seaman said they were "the only acceptable actions."

Seaman was shot three times and released from the IU Health Methodist Hospital on Saturday. There were no signs of his injuries during the press conference.

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The Teacher was celebrated as a hero because he broke off a shootout in Noblesville. The West Middle School will hold a press conference on Monday and make its first remarks since a shootout last week.

Jason Seaman, a seventh-grade instructor and football coach, was shot dead three times, according to his brother, to reporters at Noblesville Schools Educational Services Center, at 18025 River Road, at 9 pm, according to a press release from the school district.


Jason Seaman, a science teacher and football coach at Noblesville West Middle School, stepped in to stop the shooter, as several students and parents of IndyStar interviewed.
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Afterwards, Seaman is honored at the Noblesville High School baseball championship and Hamilton Southeastern High at Noblesville's Dunker Field at 3025 Westfield Road.

Witnesses said that Seaman was disarmed by a youthful shooter in his class who shot 13-year-old Ella Whistler and Seaman on Friday morning.

The boy was released from the classroom and returned with two small arms, Nobleville police said.

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Seaman was transferred to the IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was released on Saturday.

Whistler's family said in a statement that she feels "good" at the Riley Children's Hospital at IU Health and was listed in a critical but stable condition.

Who knows Seaman, a 29- The one-year-old father, son of a toddler and a one-month daughter, describe him as ready to "sacrifice" himself to protect his disciples.

"Doing something he did does not surprise me," said Bubba Schweigert, the defensive coordinator at Southern Illinois University when Seaman played there.

West Middle School director Stacey Swan and Noblesville Superintendent Beth Niedermeyer will attend the press conference on Monday.

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