WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump has thanked Noblesville West Middle School teacher Jason Seaman for his heroic efforts Friday in his science classroom.
“Thanks to very brave Teacher & Hero Jason Seaman of Noblesville, Indiana for his heroic act in saving so many precious young lives. His quick and automatic action is begin talking about all over the word!”
Seaman thwarted the shooter by knocking at least one gun out of the suspect’s hands and tackled him to the ground. He then told his students to call 911 after being shot multiple times.
His student, 13-year-old Ella Whistler, is in critical condition following the shooting. Her parents released a statement Friday night saying they are pleased to report that she is stable.
Later in the day, Vice President Pence tweeted about Jason Seaman’s heroic efforts.
A vigil is planned for 7 p.m. at Federal Hill Commons.
Thanks to very brave Teacher & Hero Jason Seaman of Noblesville, Indiana, for his heroic act in saving so many precious young lives. His quick and automatic action is being talked about all over the world!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2018
Indiana school teacher Jason Seaman is an American (and Hoosier!) Hero. His courageous action saved lives during Friday's school shooting in Noblesville. We're all proud of you Jason and are praying for you and those impacted and recovering from injuries.
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) May 26, 2018