2 wounded in Indiana middle school shooting; student suspect detained

Suspect In Custody After Shooting At Indiana Middle School

Suspect In Custody After Shooting At Indiana Middle School

A male student was in custody Friday morning after a student and teacher were injured in a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana.

Chief of Noblesville Police Kevin Jowett said a "male student" was arrested. According to published reports, the student is a 13-year-old girl. They were in critical condition. The student has not yet been identified.

The Noblesville, Indiana, fire department tweeted shortly before 9:40 a.m., saying a shooting had occurred at Noblesville West Middle School.

"We believe he is the involved suspect", Jowitt said.

Jason Seaman, who has been a science teacher for Noblesville schools for almost four years and a seventh-grade football coach for two years, was the teacher shot, according to multiple parents.

No other details were immediately available. Police said the student was apprehended in the classroom. "The situation resolved itself quickly and he was taken into custody". "My prayers are w/the Noblesville community, especially those who are injured & those who witnessed an active shooter situation- something no one should ever have to go through".

Authorities referred to a prompt and heroic response but didn't confirm accounts of the teacher tackling the student or describe the role of the resource officer who was stationed at the school.

Some of the questions that have yet to be answered include whether the two people injured were shot and how the events played out in the school in Noblesville, a city of about 60,000 people. Police will be reviewing surveillance video to determine what happened.

Seaman is being treated at IU Health Methodist.

Update: Police are telling the media that the suspect acted alone.

The school does not have metal detectors, officials said.

Niedermeyer said the hospitals have asked the victims' friends and loved ones to send them well-wishes by texts, emails, or cards, but to stay away from the hospitals, "and let the families have some peace at this time".

"We all train for this".

Barnes said police are seeking several search warrants in their investigation. Families have been notified.

Parents were advised that if they did not receive a phone call from school officials, their children were fine. "We're so grateful for the support we've had".

June 1 is the last day of school, according to the school's website.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is enroute back to Indianapolis from overseas.

In a statement obtained by WTTV, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said the "epidemic of violence sweeping across American schools has now come to Indiana".

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