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Colts show support for Noblesville community after school shooting (pics)

The Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday showed their support for the Noblesville West Middle School community, who are still dealing with the aftermath with a shooting that occurred last week. The school is located not far from Indianapolis, about 27 miles to the north.

Jason Seaman, a seventh-grade science teacher, has been credited for saving lives by bravely confronting the armed student, getting shot three times in the process by thwarting the attack. Seaman, who is recovering from his injuries, has since stated his decisions “were the only acceptable actions” in order to protect the students in his classroom.

Seaman went on to deflect attention to a 13-year-old Ella Whistler, who was critically wounded after being shot during the incident.

The Colts paid tribute to the bravery demonstrated by Seaman and support for Whistler and the entire Noblesville community by donning shirts which in part read “NOBStrong” during an offseason practice.

The No. 91 on the shirt is in tribute to the number worn by Seaman when he played college football at Southern Illinois. The E.W. are for Whistler’s initials.

Colts head coach Frank Reich took a moment when meeting with the media to address the Noblesville incident.

The Colts will sell the same shirts worn at Wednesday’s OTA session with proceeds going to Seaman and Whistler, per Shutdown Corner. Also noted in the report is how raffle tickets sold during the Colts’ annual Blue Evening on Saturday night will also benefit Seaman and Whistler as they continue to recover from their injuries.