Family of Noblesville shooter breaks silence

Jason Seaman, a seventh grade science teacher at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., speaks during a news conference Monday, May 28, 2018. Seaman tackled and disarmed a student with a gun at the school on Friday. He was shot but not seriously injured. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) (Whistler family via AP)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a 13-year-old boy accused of shooting a classmate and a teacher at a suburban Indianapolis middle school is “still in shock” from the attack.

A statement Tuesday from the law firm representing the boy also says his family’s “thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to those involved,” including wounded victims 13-year-old Ella Whistler and science teacher Jason Seaman.

Police say the boy entered the Noblesville West Middle School classroom with two handguns and opened fire. Prosecutors have said he will not be tried as an adult in the May 25 shooting.

Whistler was shot seven times and remains hospitalized. Doctors say she faces a long recovery.

Seaman was shot as he tackled the shooter, but was released from a hospital the next day.


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