“NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WLS) — A teacher and a student have been injured and a student has been detained after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana Friday, authorities said.
A male student has been detained in connection with the shooting, Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt said at a press conference Friday morning.
Police received a call of an active shooter at the schools at about 9:06 a.m. Eastern Time. Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt said the male student asked to be excused and left a classroom. He then returned to the classroom with two handguns.
A teacher and student were shot before the student was disarmed.
Jowitt said the situation was resolved quickly and the school has a full-time school resource officer.
IU Health Methodist Hospital confirmed that they are treating an adult shooting victim and Riley Hospital for Children confirmed that they are treating one teenage victim. The ages and conditions of the victims have not been released.
Reis Darlington was about to make presentation to his seventh grade class.
“I heard gunshots upstairs and I didn’t know what to think of it,” Darlington said.
Moments later, an announcement went over the school’s PA system to take cover.
“All I thought was, ‘I need to pray for protection,'” said seventh grade student Christian Candanedl.
Noblesville police tell us the incident began when a male student asked to leave his classroom.
“Preliminary information is that a male student asked to be excused from his class. He left the classroom he then returned armed with two hand guns. That’s where the activities occurred,” said Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt.
Friday afternoon, investigators said they could not release the exact details of the shooting and are not identifying anyone involved at this time, leaving many parents on edge.
“I want to know what happened I want to know how a gun got into the school,” said Kristin Young, the parent of a seventh grader.
Several students identified Jason Seaman as the seventh grade science teacher who was shot.
A Twitter post from the Southern Illinois Saluki football team also identified alumni Seaman as the teacher and hailed him as a “hero,” saying he “took a bullet this morning to protect his students.””