Hero Noblesville teacher Jason Seaman to be honored as grand marshal at SIU Carbondale homecoming

Posted: 4:33 PM, Jun 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-25 02:41:44Z

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Noblesville's hero teacher Jason Seaman will be honored as grand marshal at a homecoming event at his alma mater later this year. 

Seaman attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale from 2007 to 2010 where he played football. 

"He’s not only a hero who protected his students during a May school shooting in Noblesville, IN, but also a Saluki who was a leader on the football field and in the classroom," the school posted on their Facebook page. "A four-year letterman on the defensive line from 2007 to 2010, he won  Missouri Valley Conference  All-Academic team honors while earning his degree in elementary education from the  SIUC College of Education & Human Services ."

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Seaman was shot three times while tackling a student who opened fire in his science classroom at Noblesville West Middle School on May 25. 

One of his students, Ella Whistler, 13, was shot seven times during the incident. Family members say she is improving daily. 

The university’s homecoming is set for Oct. 20 when the Salukis play Indiana State.




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