A recent public prosecutor's video in Oregon shows the moment a Parkrose High School coach took a gun from a student and hugged him.
An Oregon prosecutor has posted an intense video of a high school football coach disarming and hugging a student with a shotgun at a Portland school.
The incident occurred at Parkrose High School on May 17, but the Multnomah County Procuratorate released the video on Friday. The release took place a few days after the trial was closed.
Keanon Lowe, who trains football and athletics at school and works as a security guard, was praised as a hero after the incident. In the video, Lowe shows up with the shotgun in his hand with the student from a classroom. Then they hug as Lowe passes the shotgun to someone who pushes her away from the scene.
Lowe remembered standing in the classroom when the student came in with the gun. Lowe said he plunged for the gun and grabbed her as the students fled from another door.
"Then it was only me and this student. It was a very emotional time, "Lowe said in May. I felt sorry for him. Especially at a young age, you often realize what you are doing when it's over.
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High school coach disarms and hugs students who carry a shotgun [Photo: Prosecutor of Multnomah County]
Angel Granados-Diaz, now 19, brought the loaded shotgun to school during a crisis that the authorities described as mentally troubling He was convicted of having a loaded firearm in public on October 10.
He was sentenced to three years probation and is being treated for mental health problems and drug abuse, prosecutor Parakram Singh said the investigation revealed that Granados-Diaz intended to only During this time, the incident itself violated.
Lowe stated that he was called to the classroom was to bring a student to the office, but had no details. He was less than a minute in the classroom when the student came in with the gun.
"A pretty crazy situation," he said. "My instincts were taking over, I dropped onto the gun, put two hands on the gun, just to make sure the barrel of the gun was not aimed at me, the students, I could push it away." 19659005] The two went out together and the police arrived on site. Granados-Diaz was handcuffed and taken away.
"This is a story that usually ends in tragedy," said Lowe, who played football at the University of Oregon and worked as an assistant coach in the NFL. "God's will ended well, we were in the headlines, but it was not a tragedy, I'm grateful for that."
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