NOBLESVILLE, Ind. -- A teacher and female student were wounded when another student opened fire at Noblesville West Middle School early Friday morning.
Law enforcement converged on the school around 9 a.m. They discovered 7th grade teacher Jason Seaman and one of his students had been wounded.
By 11 a.m., police said the suspected shooter, a male student, had been taken into custody. Police later confirmed that the suspect, whose name is being withheld because he is a juvenile, was arrested in connection with the shooting.
Seaman, 29, and the 13-year-old female student were both taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Seaman underwent surgery at IU Methodist Hospital and was later upgraded to good condition.
The female student, whose name was not released, was taken to Riley Hospital and was still listed in critical condition Friday evening.
A second student was being treated for an ankle fracture, according to Riverview Health.
There has been a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School w/ at least 1 injury. 1 patient came to Riverview Health and was transferred to Riley Hospital in stable condition.Another student is being treated for an ankle fracture. The parents of both students have been contacted.
"When he walked in, he had this weird look on his face," the student said. "He reached into his right pocket and pulled out a handheld gun. He took about 4-5 shots, not aimed at anyone specifically like he was waving his hand around."
Watch the full press conference from police below.
Noblesville West Middle school has 1,346 students.
Vice President and former Indiana Governor Mike Pence released the following statement about the shooting:
Karen and I are praying for the victims of the terrible shooting in Indiana. To everyone in the Noblesville community – you are on our hearts and in our prayers. Thanks for the swift response by Hoosier law enforcement and first responders.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick issued this statement:
“Today an unfortunate shooting at a school has occurred in Indiana. State Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick is in contact with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and is actively monitoring the situation. We have confidence in Noblesville Schools Superintendent Dr. Beth Niedermeyer and her team, law enforcement, and first responders. The Department stands ready to provide guidance and support, and we will provide further statements as information unfolds.”