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Alleged newsroom shooter sued Capital Gazette for defamation

Alleged newsroom shooter sued Capital Gazette for defamationIn 2011, the newspaper ran an article about him stalking a classmate; he pleaded guilty to harassment.



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Parkland School Guard Who Didn't Stop Shooter Had Harassed One of the Victims, Family Says

Parkland School Guard Who Didn't Stop Shooter Had Harassed One of the Victims, Family SaysThe guard was allegedly suspended for sexually harassing two female students



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Parkland School Resource Officer Breaks Silence On 'Haunting' Failure To Stop Shooter

Parkland School Resource Officer Breaks Silence On 'Haunting' Failure To Stop ShooterThe school resource officer forced to resign after he failed to engage the



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Hero teacher who stopped shooter says he had to save students

Hero teacher who stopped shooter says he had to save studentsAn American teacher who was shot while tackling and disarming a student inside his classroom said on Monday that his swift decisions "were the only acceptable actions" to save his seventh-grade students. Jason Seaman, speaking publicly for the first time since the shooting in suburban Indianapolis on Friday, thanked the local community for its support and stressed that he wanted the focus to be on the other person shot during the incident: 13-year-old student Ella Whistler, who was seriously wounded. "Her courage and strength at such a young age is nothing short of remarkable," Mr Seaman said during a news conference at the school district's administrative building. "We all should continue to keep her in our minds as she continues to recover." School officials said Ella was improving and making progress while recovering at an Indianapolis hospital. Her family has said she was in critical but stable condition following the shooting, though no other details about her injuries have been released. Mr Seaman is credited with stopping an armed student who entered his classroom at Noblesville West Middle School. Witnesses said the 29-year-old former college football player ran toward bullets as he tackled the student. The teacher was shot three times, according to his brother. Students and staff after being evacuated from Noblesville West Middle School Credit: Getty Images North America "I want to make it clear that my actions on that day, in my mind, were the only acceptable actions I could have done given the circumstances," Mr Seaman said on Monday. "I deeply care for my students and their well-being. That is why I did what I did that day." Mr Seaman, who was released from the hospital on Saturday, didn't appear to show any pain or other sign of his injuries during the news conference. He spoke for just a few minutes and declined to answer questions from reporters. Friends of hero Jason Seaman @SeamanNWMS are here showing their support for his first press conference. #NobStrongpic.twitter.com/b9iKcCxEKs— Frank Young (@FY3TV) May 28, 2018 He wore a white T-shirt emblazoned with the message: "#NOBStrong. You are the reason I teach." His shirt also showed the wounded student's initials, EW. Police have said the shooter was quickly arrested following the shooting and didn't appear to be injured. His name hasn't been released. In brief | Worst US mass shootings "We're so grateful for Jason's quick and brave actions," Noblesville Schools Superintendent Beth Niedermeyer said during the news conference. "He put his own life in danger for his students. That alone tells you about his character and his big heart."  



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Teacher Who Stopped Indiana School Shooter: There Was No Other Choice

Teacher Who Stopped Indiana School Shooter: There Was No Other ChoicePresented with the most dangerous decision of his life, Jason Seaman didn't



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Teacher who confronted Indiana school shooter lauded as hero

Teacher who confronted Indiana school shooter lauded as heroNOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom Friday, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives.



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Armed Citizen Kills a Shooter Who Opened Fire in an Oklahoma Restaurant

Armed Citizen Kills a Shooter Who Opened Fire in an Oklahoma RestaurantA woman and a young girl were injured but expected to survive, police said



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Wounded Indiana teacher 'ran towards bullets' as he stopped school shooter

Wounded Indiana teacher 'ran towards bullets' as he stopped school shooterAn Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom on Friday, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives. The shooter, who had asked to be dismissed from the class before returning with the guns, was arrested "extremely quickly" after the incident around 9 am at Noblesville West Middle School, police Chief Kevin Jowitt said.  Authorities didn’t release his name or say whether he had been in trouble before but indicated he likely acted alone. Seventh-grader Ethan Stonebraker said the student was acting suspiciously when he walked into the room while the class was taking a test. He said science teacher Jason Seaman likely averted a catastrophe. "Our science teacher immediately ran at him, swatted a gun out of his hand and tackled him to the ground," Stonebraker said. "If it weren’t for him, more of us would have been injured for sure." Stonebraker told ABC News that Seaman threw a basketball at the shooter and ran toward the bullets as screaming students sought cover behind a table. Evacuated middle school students wait on a bus outside Noblesville High School  Credit: Getty He said he also knew the suspected gunman, whom he described as "a nice kid most of the times" and said he often joked with the classmates. "It’s just a shock he would do something like that," Stonebraker said. The attack comes a week after an attack at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, that killed eight students and two teachers, and months after the school attack that killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida. The Florida attack inspired students from that school and others throughout the country to call for more restrictions on access to guns. Seaman’s brother, Jeremy Seaman, told The Indianapolis Star that his brother was shot three times and was undergoing surgery. He said he was conscious after the shooting and talked with his wife, telling her he was OK. Jeremy Seaman, who now lives in Arizona, said his brother was a defensive end for Southern Illinois University’s football team and has never been a person to run away. Evacuated students and staff march to buses to be carried offsite outside Noblesville West Middle School  Credit: Getty Authorities released no information about conditions of the two victims, who were taken to Indianapolis hospitals. Indiana University Health spokeswoman Danielle Sirilla said the teacher was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital and the wounded student was taken to Riley Hospital for Children. She didn’t know the seriousness of their injuries. Hours after the shooting, law enforcement agents sealed off part of an upmarket neighbourhood in Noblesville but weren’t commenting on whether the suspect lived there. Sandy McWilliams, a member of a landscaping crew working nearby, said six officers toting assault rifles entered a home. Students were bused to the Noblesville High School gym, where hundreds of parents and other family members arrived to retrieve them. Authorities referred to a prompt and heroic response at the school but didn’t confirm accounts of the teacher tackling the student or describe the role of the resource officer who was stationed at the school. Florida shooting | Victims' families speak out in the White House When asked to elaborate on his praise of the response, Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said: "Wait ’til one day we can tell you that story. You’ll be proud of them, too." Eighth-grader Chris Navarro said he was inside an auditorium when he heard several gunshots about a minute before the bell rang for the change in classes. "The speaker came on and said we were on lockdown and people rushed in and we went to the back of the room. I went into this little room in the back with three other people," he said. Jennifer Morris, who was among the worried parents who rushed to get their kids, appeared slightly dazed and said she was at work when her 14-year-old son sent a text message about the shooting, stunning her.  "He said, ’I’m OK, please come get me.’ That was probably 20 minutes after it happened," Morris said. "It’s like a bad dream. I don’t know how you get the kids through this. This isn’t something you’re trained for as a parent." Instructional Assistant Paige Rose reacts outside Noblesville West Middle School Credit: Getty Gov. Eric Holcomb, who was returning from a trip to Europe on Friday, issued a statement saying he and other state leaders were getting updates about the situation and that 100 state police officers had been made available to work with local law enforcement. "Our thoughts are with all those affected by this horrible situation," Holcomb said. Noblesville, which is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Indianapolis, is home to about 50,000 people. The middle school has about 1,300 students from grades 6-8. The school’s academic year was scheduled to end next Friday. Indiana’s Senate Democrats issued a statement in response to Friday’s school shooting expressing their condolences to the victims and calling for steps to prevent such shootings, including restrictions on guns.  



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David Hogg Calls On Media To Stop Naming Santa Fe School Shooter

David Hogg Calls On Media To Stop Naming Santa Fe School ShooterGun control advocate David Hogg called on the press to stop using the name and



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Texas shooter had 'born to kill' t-shirt

Texas shooter had 'born to kill' t-shirtInformation from his cellphone and computer showed “not only did he want to commit the shooting, but he wanted to commit suicide after the shooting,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott, briefing reporters.



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