NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An online fundraiser has surpassed its $55,000 goal for a suburban Indianapolis teacher who was shot while tackling an armed student.
A local high school student launched the GoFundMe effort for science teacher Jason Seaman. Officials say the 29-year-old former Southern Illinois Saluki football player was shot three times Friday as he tackled the shooter inside his classroom at Noblesville West Middle School.
By Sunday afternoon, more than $55,000 had been raised through the fundraiser. Donations ranged from $10 to over $3,000.
Student witness Ethan Stonebraker told ABC News that Seaman ran toward the bullets as students sought cover during Friday’s attack.
Seaman, a native of Illinois, was released from an Indianapolis hospital Saturday. The only other person shot, student Ella Whistler, was in critical but stable condition.
Authorities haven’t release the shooter’s name.