Family of victim releases statement after Noblesville shooting

News 18 continues to follow the tragedy at a middle school in Noblesville.

Posted: May 26, 2018 5:13 PM

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WLFI) — News 18 continues to follow the tragedy at a middle school in Noblesville.

Two were injured, a student and a teacher, after another student opened fire.

The teacher who was shot, 29-year-old Jason Seaman, was able to take down the shooter. He is said to be in good condition.

The other person shot was 13-year-old Ella Whistler. Her family released this statement, Friday: 

"Our daughter, Ella Whistler, was involved in a horrific shooting today at her school. We will spend the next days and weeks processing what happened and why. But first, we wanted to say she is doing well at Riley Hospital for Children. Her status is critical, yet we are pleased to report she is stable. We'd like to thank everyone across the country who prayed for our family today. We've felt those prayers and appreciate each of them. We'd also like to thank the first responders, Noblesville police, Indiana State Police and the medical staff and surgeons at Riley. Please do not contact our family for further comment at this time.
We appreciate you respecting our privacy as we support Ella in her recovery."

Noblesville Schools Education Foundation has also set up a way to donate to the families, you can help by following this link. 

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