Former Saluki Jason Seaman to Serve as Grand Marshal for SIU-C Homecoming

Jun 22, 2018

A man labeled as a hero for protecting his students during a May school shooting in Noblesville, Indiana will serve as grand marshal for Homecoming 2018 at SIU-Carbondale.

Jason Seaman was shot once through the abdomen, once in the hip and once in the forearm when he intervened in the incident on May 25th at Noblesville West Middle School.

The 29-year-old is a former Saluki football player, who was a four-year letterman on the defensive line from 2007 to 2010; he also won Missouri Valley Conference All-Academic team honors while earning his degree in elementary education from the SIUC College of Education & Human Services.

Salukis past and present will be on the Carbondale campus the week of October 14th for homecoming festivities, which will include the parade and football game on October 20th.

A judge has delayed the fact-finding hearing of the 13-year-old boy accused in the Noblesville West Middle School shooting.

The Indianapolis Star reports the boy's attorney asked the judge to delay the hearing, which is similar to a trial. It had been scheduled to begin Monday and last four days. It hasn't been rescheduled yet.

The 11 charges the boy faces include two counts of attempted murder for the May 25th attack. In addition to Jason Seaman, he's accused of shooting 13-year-old Ella Whistler.