GoFundMe raises more than $55K for Indiana middle school hero teacher

A fundraiser for the Indiana middle school teacher labeled a hero for tackling and disarming a school shooter has raised more than $55,000.

The GoFundMe campaign, started by a student at a neighboring high school, is raising money to pay Jason Seaman’s medical bills after he was shot in the attack.

“His actions saved the lives of many kids that were present in his class today. He put his life on the line for their protection,” the fundraising page reads. “The funds will be going to the family for any personal expenses that have incurred due to the event.”

Seaman, a 29-year-old science teacher and football coach at Noblesville West Middle School, has been hailed as a hero and credited with saving countless lives after a student said he swatted the gun out of the shooter’s hand and tackled him.


The name of the shooter, who is in custody and is reportedly a student at the school, has not been released.

Seaman was released from the hospital on Sunday after undergoing surgery.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAmash responds to 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally: 'This is how history's worst episodes begin' McConnell: Trump 'on to something' with attacks on Dem congresswomen Trump blasts 'corrupt' Puerto Rico's leaders amid political crisis MORE praised Seaman for his “heroic act” in a tweet.

A GoFundMe for a female student who was shot in the attack has raised more than $28,000 of a $30,000 goal. Ella Whistler, 13, was shot multiple times and is in critical, but stable condition, her family told local news.