When a middle school student in Noblesville, Indiana began firing a gun at school last week, Jason Seaman, a teacher and coach, was shot three times, but was able to disarm the young shooter and tackle him.
Seaman has been lauded as a hero for his quick action. One student was shot in the incident.
Mike Radliff, president and CEO of The First National Bank, knows Seaman after serving as his basketball coach at Mahomet-Seymour High School several years ago.
Radliff said he didn’t know all the details about the situation, but he said he knew if Jason was involved he would put himself between the shooter and his students.
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Seaman was a star athlete in high school and played football at SIU Carbondale.
Radliff said Seaman was special for more than just his play when he coached him in high school. He said Jason was a silent leader who worked hard with a smile and helped others who struggled.
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Seaman has been released from the hospital. He is a science teacher and football coach, and now in the eyes of many . . . a hero.