The Indianapolis Star reported that Noblesville West Middle School science teacher Jason Seaman, 30, and a female student were injured in Friday morning's shooting.
"I'd say it's something I'd see from him, he would do this type of thing, he's a really good guy", he said.
Representative Susan W. Brooks, Republican of IN, said on Twitter that she "thankful to all first responders at the scene working to secure the area". "To all students, you are all wonderful and I thank you for your support. You are the reason I teach".
The science teacher who helped stop a school shooting Friday in Noblesville, Indiana, is a former college football player at Southern Illinois University. Seaman reportedly tackled the gunman during the attack, preventing further injures.More news: 10-year study shows obesity increases risk for 12 cancers
Student Austin Duncan said in an interview with local broadcaster WTTV that occupants of his classroom barricaded a door and huddled together in a panic during the shooting incident while a teacher grabbed a baseball bat for protection. As CNN reports, there are conflicting reports about how many people were injured in the shooting.
A Facebook post from Seaman's mother, Kristi Seaman, said her son was out of surgery and doing well after being shot three times, once each through the abdomen, in the hip and in the forearm. He said he was conscious after the shooting and spoke with his wife, telling her he was OK. Jowitt confirmed that two people were injured with gunshot wounds: one teacher and one student.
The school's academic year was scheduled to end next Friday.
There was a threat at Noblesville High School, and it was placed on lockdown.
A student at the middle school said he saw his science teacher tackle a fellow student who fired shots inside the classroom.More news: Champions League: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp ready for Real Madrid showdown
Doug Carter, Indiana State Police superintendent, declined to elaborate on Seaman's role. You are too young. Jowitt said the situation was resolved quickly and the school has a full-time school resource officer. Jeremy says Jason puts the safety of his kids above all else. "It's like a bad dream". I don't know how you get the kids through this.
A police guard at the school responded to the shooting, and other law enforcement officers arrived within minutes, police said in a statement.
"Our thoughts are with all those affected by this frightful situation".
Noblesville is around 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis, and is populated by 50,000 people.More news: Rockets outlast Warriors, edge closer to NBA Finals