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Hero teacher in Noblesville school shooting on shooter's sentencing: ‘This is not justice'

Posted: 5:32 PM, Nov 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-16 22:32:20Z

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A Noblesville teacher who was shot inside his classroom by a 13-year-old student says he wishes Indiana law had allowed the boy to be charged as an adult.

Science teacher Jason Seaman  was hailed as a hero  for tackling the boy inside Noblesville West Middle School during the  May 25 shooting  that also wounded 13-year-old Ella Whistler.]

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The boy was charged as a juvenile and admitted last week to the attack.  A judge on Wednesday ordered him  held at a state juvenile detention center until he’s 18 or deemed rehabilitated.

Seaman says he’s “dissatisfied” prosecutors couldn’t charge the boy as an adult, saying he’ll “be able to rejoin society in roughly five years if not sooner.”

Seaman released a statement saying that for him, Whistler and their families, “This is not justice.”

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