A student armed with two pistols shot a teacher and another student at a school in Indiana, and media reports said that the teacher grabbed the two pistols and threw the student to the ground to protect the other students in the classroom.
The incident occurred at Noblesville West Preparatory School and is the latest in a series of shootings in US schools and colleges, sparking a debate about how to keep educational facilities safe, Reuters reported.
The authorities reported that the perpetrator asked for permission to leave the classroom, then came back with two pistols and fired during the science class, and the police arrested the gunman in the classroom.
The police said in a statement that the injured teacher is Jason Seaman, 29, and that he is in good condition, while the police did not name the student and said that she was in critical condition in a hospital in Indianapolis.
Witnesses told local media that a 13-year-old schoolgirl was shot and that Seaman grabbed the two pistols and threw the perpetrator on the ground despite his injury.
Seaman’s mother, Christy Seaman, said on Facebook that he was shot in the stomach, thigh and forearm and was in good condition after surgery.