INDIANAPOLIS (WDRB) -- An Indiana teen who survived a school shooting speaks out for the first time.

Ella Whistler was shot while in class at Noblesville West Middle School in May. She did an interview Wednesday morning with Indianapolis radio station 95.5 WFMS.

Fox 59 reports that the 13-year-old was shot seven times in the face, neck, hand and chest. She suffered collapsed lungs, a broken jaw, clavicle, ribs and multiple neck vertebrae. She is dealing with significant nerve damage and other injuries.

Ella says she's doing very well. She thanked her community and the staff at Riley Children's Hospital for their help. And she says Taylor Swift even Face-Timed her while she was in the hospital

She was asked what she thinks of Jason Seaman, the heroic teacher who stopped the gunman. She admitted science is her least favorite subject, but says he's a really good teacher who "makes class fun."

Ella also admits it has been weird getting recognized in public.

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