On Memorial Day weekend, we pay tribute to many American heroes of the US military who gave their lives to protect our safety and freedom. But let’s also take a moment to throw a Huck’s Hero salute to science teacher Jason Seaman of Noblesville West Middle School in Indianapolis.
Friday morning, a seventh-grade student showed up late brandishing a gun and began firing. As the students dived for cover, the unarmed Seaman started running at the shooter. Seaman tackled him, swatted the gun out of his hand and held him while the other students fled. He did all this, even though he had been shot three times himself, once through the abdomen. He and two others who were injured are recovering. Seaman is being hailed as a hero; his selfless action likely saved countless lives.
Worth noting: Seaman is also the head football coach and a former defensive end for Southern Illinois University. I’m sure he never expected to have to put those skills to use in this way, but thank God he had them, and the courage to use them.