Indiana middle school shooting: Student says science teacher tackled gunman

A male student was in custody and two victims were hospitalized after a shooting at a suburban Indianapolis middle school Friday morning, authorities said. But hospital officials said at least three people, including one adult, were being treated.

A hectic scene erupted outside the middle school Friday as parents frantically searched for their children and school officials worked to load students into buses that were headed to Noblesville High School, about a 3½-mile drive.

"We have multiple officers and a command post established at Noblesville High School and are diligently ensuring the safety of students and staff there".

The shooting, which occurred about 20 miles north of Indianapolis and has more than 1,300 pupils, was reported at 9:06 a.m., Jowitt said. The teacher was taken to IU Health Methodist while the teenage girl was taken to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health for treatment.

CBS4 in Indianapolis reported that, according to a student who witnessed the incident, an unarmed male science teacher subdued the shooter. He said there were no threats against other schools in the area.

While they did not confirm the names of the victims or the suspected shooter, they provided details on what led up to the shooting.

He added that the shooter was taken into custody either in the classroom or nearby and was not injured.

When asked whether the suspect had been injured, Barnes said they had no reason to believe he was injured. "We have not received any information that this has been anything other than a communicated threat and again we are securing Noblesville High School and taking steps to ensure that it stays secure".

A WISH-TV reporter said in a tweet that one of the critically injured victims is a 13-year-old girl, and that the adult victim is also in critical condition.

The incident occurred a week after a 17-year-old high school student in Santa Fe, Texas, near Houston shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers, the latest in a string of deadly shootings at USA schools.

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, flying back from Europe, released a statement saying he was monitoring the situation. She says the message was "I'm OK, please come get me".

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".

Law enforcement agents gather after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle Scholl in Noblesville, Ind., May 25, 2018.

News 8 has been told that the situation is contained.


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