Noblesville school shooting suspect's family 'still in shock'


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The family of the teen accused of shooting a teacher and student at Noblesville West Middle School says they are "still in shock" over what happened and asked "for patience and privacy."

A statement released Wednesday by the family's attorney said:

"Today the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office has formally filed a petition alleging delinquency against our client for the shooting that occurred at Noblesville West Middle School on May 25, 2018.

"Our firm and our client's family are still in shock over the events [of] that morning. Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to those involved, including Ella, Mr. Seaman, all the students and staff of [the] Noblesville schools community and their families and friends. Additionally, we are thankful for the heroic first responders on the scene who provided aid and support, including Mr. Seaman and all the teachers of Noblesville West Middle School.

"We understand that the public has unanswered questions at this time. We will await the outcome of the investigation and judicial process before speaking publicly about these events. We ask for patience and privacy during this process. In the meantime, we ask the public and the media to focus their well wishes and attention on Ella, Mr. Seaman and those adversely affected by this tragedy."