University will honor alumnus who stopped Indiana shooting

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — An Indiana teacher who stopped a school shooting will be honored as grand marshal at a homecoming event at Southern Illinois University.

Jason Seaman attended the Carbondale school and played football from 2007 to 2010. The university’s homecoming is set for Oct. 20 when the Salukis play Indiana State.

Seaman is a teacher at Noblesville West Middle School, near Indianapolis. He was shot three times on May 25 while stopping a student who fired a gun in his classroom. Another student was seriously injured.

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