13-Year-Old Girl Shot in Indiana School Upgraded from Critical to Stable Condition

FILE- This undated file photo provided by the Whistler family shows Ella Whistler. Whistler was shot in a classroom Friday, May 25, 2018 at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., near Indianapolis. (Whistler family via AP, File)

A 13-year-old girl shot while in class at her Indiana middle school has been upgraded from critical to stable condition, her family said.

Ella Whistler was in science class at Noblesville West Middle School on May 25 when a classmate allegedly walked in with two handguns and opened fire, authorities said.

The teacher, Jason Seaman, immediately tackled the gunman, according to officials.

Both Ella and Seaman were shot and injured. Seaman, who was hailed by the school district as a hero, has already been released from the hospital.

Meanwhile, Ella remains in the hospital but is improving.

“Ella’s status has been upgraded to stable condition,” her family said in a statement Wednesday night. “From this point forward, the IU Health public relations team will handle all media inquiries. We appreciate you respecting our privacy and we will share updates as we sit fit.”

A spokeswoman for the hospital confirmed that Ella is a patient but declined to comment further.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Emily Shapiro