UPDATE: Chief says student school shooter had 2 handguns
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) – A police chief says an Indiana middle school student asked to be excused from class, then returned with two handguns and opened fire.
Noblesville police Chief Kevin Jowitt says a student and teacher suffered gunshot wounds in the Friday morning attack at Noblesville West Middle School.
Jowitt says the student was quickly taken into custody and didn’t confirm accounts that the teacher tackled the shooter after he fired four to six shots.
The wounded teacher and student were taken to hospitals in Indianapolis. Officials haven’t released information on the severity of their injuries.
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) – A student at an Indiana middle school says he saw his science teacher tackle a fellow student who fired shots inside the classroom.
Seventh-grader Ethan Stonebraker says the class was taking a test at Noblesville West Middle School when the student walked in late, pulled out a gun and started firing.
He says the teacher “immediately ran at him, swatted a gun out of his hand and tackled him to the ground.” Stonebraker adds, “if it weren’t for him, more of us would have been injured for sure.”
The teacher and a student were injured in the shooting. Authorities didn’t have any information about their conditions.