Shooting suspect detained at IN school; at least 1 hurt

26 May, 2018, 00:14 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • An Indiana State Police helicopter at Noblesville West Middle School

One student and one teacher were injured after a shooting at the Noblesville West Middle School in IN on Friday, authorities said.

Authorities say a male student at the school is in custody as the suspected shooter.

A student who was in the classroom at the time of the incident said the shooter fired 4-6 shots, not at anybody in particular.

"The shooter was apprehended in the classroom or thereabouts", Lt. Bruce Barnes with Noblesville Police said. They have no information other than it is a communicated threat. "Perhaps you don't realize that the reason people pray after school shootings occur is in hopes that people like you who have the power to stop these things from happening take action".

Seaman is being treated at IU Health Methodist.

There are two victims, one adult teacher and one juvenile student.

Jowitt said a threat had also been made against Noblesville High School, but so far authorities had no indication it was anything more serious.

At the nearby Noblesville East Middle School, "everybody just got so scared" and a lot of people were crying, one sixth-grade girl told RTV.

The students were evacuated to Noblesville High School which is about five miles from the middle school.


The scene after a shooting was reported at Noblesville Middle School in Noblesville, Ind.

Shots have been reported at a middle school in Noblesville, Indiana, a receptionist for the school district told CNN Friday. "To everyone in the Noblesville community, you are (in) our hearts and in our prayers".

Noblesville Police Department said the first call came in at 9:06 a.m.

The latest school shooting happened just a week after 10 people were killed will at Santa Fe High School outside of Houston, Texas. He was taken into custody.

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". There are officers on the scene ensuring students and staff there are safe. A number of officers were deployed to the high school to examine the threat.

"She kept saying, 'I saw my teacher get shot, '" a parent recalled his daughter saying.

The suspect in that shooting was identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a student at the school.

Jason Seaman, a 29-year-old science teacher and football coach at Noblesville Middle School, was credited by students for subduing the student gunman after one girl in the class was wounded.

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