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Indianapolis Teen Speaks Up Against Youth Violence

Aug 3, 2018

Brandon Warren is an 18 year-old from Indianapolis who became an anti-violence activist after he lost a friend.  He was recently recognized as one of the nation’s top youth volunteers.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Jill Sheridan recently sat down with Warren to talk about the root causes of youth violence ahead of the second annual peace walk for his group We LIVE Indy.

Sheridan: You became involved in the youth violence effort, after a personal story.

Noblesville Will Ask Voters For $50M Tax Increase To Boost Safety

Jul 18, 2018

Noblesville Schools will ask voters this Fall to nearly double a current property tax rate to expand safety measures in the wake of the school shooting there in May.

Tuesday the school board voted to seek $6.25 million a year in additional general operations funding for the next eight years, for a total of $50 million.

The current operating referendum tax rate is 18.9 cents per $100 of assessed value. Voters approved that rate in 2016. The proposed referendum would replace the 18.9 cents rate with a new rate of 37 cents per $100 of assessed value.

Court Date Rescheduled For Accused 13-Year-Old Noblesville School Shooter

Jun 27, 2018

A court hearing for the 13-year old charged in the Noblesville school shooting of his teacher and a student is rescheduled for this fall.

The juvenile hearing is now set for Sept. 10 and 11 in Hamilton Couty Circuit Court, according to the court administrator Wednesday. Last week, the court approved a request from the suspect’s attorneys for more time to review evidence in the case.

Court Date For Accused Noblesville School Shooter Postponed

Jun 22, 2018

A Monday court hearing for the 13-year-old boy charged in the Noblesville school shooting of his teacher and a student was postponed by the Hamilton County Court.

Attorneys for the boy filed a motion to request delay of the hearing for at least 60 days due to the large amount of evidence. County prosecuting attorney Lee Buckingham did not object to the motion.

"The discovery in this matter is voluminous. and will require additional time to evaluate," wrote the suspect's attorney Christopher Eskew and Ben Jaffe in the motion. 

Nearly three weeks after a student shot his teacher and classmate at a Noblesville middle school, district leaders Tuesday announced new building safety enhancements and increased mental health supports.

Funding is in place for some items, but leaders say they must seek additional finances to cover current and future measures, including state and federal grants or possibly try a property-tax increase referendum on the November ballot.

A trial date is set later this month for the 13-year-old boy charged in the shooting of his teacher and a fellow student at Noblesville Middle School.

Becca Costello / WFIU/WTIU News

House Speaker Brian Bosma says legislators will review Indiana’s laws regarding juveniles being charged as adults in the wake of the Noblesville West Middle School shooting.

The 13-year-old suspect in the case will remain in juvenile court.

The Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office has formally filed charges against the 13-year-old Noblesville shooting suspect. 

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The family of Ella Whistler says she will remain at Riley Children’s Hospital for the foreseeable future, after a classmate shot her seven times inside a classroom at Noblesville West Middle School in May.

In a statement released Monday, the Whistler family detailed Ella’s life-threatening injuries for the first time.

The family says she was shot in the face, neck, hand, and chest. She sustained collapsed lungs, a broken jaw, broken clavicle, multiple broken vertebrae, broken ribs, a severed vertebral vein and significant nerve damage.

NWITimes.com

Three months have passed since the deadly school shooting at Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Florida and the nation is, yet again, faced with another set of school shootings.  The most recent shooting, happening at Noblesville West Middle School.

 

Noblesvilleschools.org

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis middle school is set to resume classes five days after a male student allegedly shot and wounded a 13-year-old classmate and a teacher who's credited with disarming the assailant.

Noblesville West Middle School is scheduled to reopen Wednesday morning on a two-hour delay.

Noblesvilleschools.org

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis middle school is set to reopen for classes on Wednesday, five days after a male student allegedly shot and wounded a 13-year-old classmate and a teacher who was credited with disarming the assailant.

Noblesville West Middle School will reopen Wednesday on a two-hour delay and operate on the same shortened schedule Thursday and Friday, which is the district's final day of classes for the school year, said Noblesville Schools receptionist Jackie Chatterton.

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities will wait until charges are filed before releasing information about a suburban Indianapolis student who allegedly shot and wounded a 13-year-old classmate and a teacher, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Hamilton County Prosecutor D. Lee Buckingham said in a statement that when a charging petition is filed against a juvenile for "an alleged act that would be a felony if committed by an adult, only then may very limited information be released."

Noblesvilleschools.org

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis middle school remains closed four days after a teacher disarmed a student who shot and wounded a 13-year-old classmate.

While other Noblesville students returned to class Tuesday, Noblesville West Middle School remained closed aside from offering counseling for students and staff shaken by Friday's shooting.

Noblesville Suspect Update

May 29, 2018
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The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office says it will not immediately release any details about the suspect in Friday’s school shooting at Noblesville West Middle School.

Noblesville Police say a male student brought guns into a classroom Friday morning, injuring student Ella Whistler and teacher Jason Seaman. The suspect was quickly taken into custody.

Jason Seaman, a seventh grade teacher at Noblesville West Middle School, was shot three times when an unidentified student fired several shots in his classroom. He is credited with tackling and disarming the shooter.

Hundreds of people gathered in Noblesville Saturday night for a prayer vigil, one day after a shooting at an area middle school that injured two.

Police say a male student at Noblesville West Middle School fired several shots in a seventh grade classroom Friday morning. The unidentified student is in police custody.

Jeanie Lindsay / IPB News

Last Updated: May 25 at 11:30 p.m. The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Authorities say a student is in critical condition and a teacher is stable after they were injured in a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School Friday morning. A male student is in custody and is the only suspect in the shooting.

Indiana lawmakers may codify some existing practices when it comes to cleaning up the state’s voter rolls. And legislation unanimously approved by a Senate committee Monday deals with a part of Indiana law that’s subject to a pending lawsuit.

Indiana uses a multi-state database to find voters who’ve moved. If the Indiana voter’s name and birth date match another state’s records, the state digs further, looking at information such as Social Security number and zip code.