NOBLESVILLE, Ind. -- The following is a statement from the suspected shooter at Noblesville West Middle School. A teacher and a student were injured on May 25 when a student entered a classroom and opened fire, police say.
RTV6 is not identifying the suspect because he is a juvenile.
One of the 13-year-old's attorneys read the statement in court Monday afternoon, after a hearing in Hamilton County:
Sorry if I’m not a very good writer. What happened on May 25th was a tragedy. And, if I could, I would take it all back. I’m sorry to all the people I scared and hurt. I feel so bad for what I put you through, and I wish it would have never happened.
I am so sorry to Ella and Mr. Seaman.
Ella, I’m sorry for the pain I caused you. I wish I could have just been the geeky jokester who annoyed you. I know you’ll always be affected by what I did, and I want you to know I am terribly sorry.
Mr. Seaman, I’m sorry that I hurt you, and scared you. I thought you were a good teacher, and I appreciate you always being nice and fair to me. Thanks for protecting everyone, and probably saving my life too.
Your honor, I can’t explain why I did what I did. I know what I did was terrible, and maybe unforgivable. I’m ashamed about what I did. I want to get help to understand why this happened, so it never happens again. I want to show everyone that I’m going to do what I have to do to figure things out. Once I do, I hope for a chance to live a normal life, and try to make up for what I’ve done. I recognize the terrible things I have done, and how it has effected everyone. I will accept any consequence you give me.
I want to thank everyone who has tried to help me, my mom and dad, and the rest of my family, Pastor Joe, and all the staff at the juvenile detention center.
I want everyone to know that I’m sorry for what I’ve done.