Hero Coach Disarms Armed Student With A Comforting Hug

Keanon Lowe has been dubbed as a hero for disarming a would-be school shooter in Portland, Oregon’s Parkrose High School this May in the most compassionate and heroic way. The recently released security footage from Parkrose High School shows Keanon – a football coach and unarmed security officer – disarming a student who came in with a loaded shotgun on campus.

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An 18-year-old teenager came into school with a loaded shotgun

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The released security footage shows 18-year-old Angel Granados-Diaz walking into a hallway in Parkrose High School with a loaded shotgun in his hands, concealing it with what seems to be a bag or a blanket. He is then seen to be entering a room and terrified students are seen fleeing away. As others began to run for their lives, Keanon Lowe – a football coach of the school – remains focused on pointing the gun away from people and then seizes it from the would-be shooter. “The door opens. I’m within arm’s length of the door, about 3 feet away from the door, and there’s a kid with a gun ― a shotgun. In a fraction of a second, I analyzed everything really fast. I saw the look in his face, look in his eyes, looked at the gun, realized it was a real gun and then my instincts just took over. I lunged for the gun, put two hands on the gun,” the hero coach later told the media.

Luckily, a heroic football coach seized the gun and comforted the would-be shooter

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The video has also revealed a heartwarming moment where Keanon Lowe, moments after seizing the gun, speaks to the gunman and wraps him in a hug, trying to comfort him. Keanon later recalled to the media that Angel kept repeating that he did not want to hurt anyone but himself before yelling, “No one cares about me!” Then the coach and the student are seen to be talking around the corner of the classroom. The police eventually came and arrested the teen. The compassionate coach that saved the day told a media outlet: “A lot of times, especially when you’re young, you don’t realize what you’re doing until it’s over, right?” Angel Granados-Diaz is now 19 and has pleaded guilty to gun possession charges earlier this month, but was not sentenced to time in jail. Instead, he’s bound to undergo mental health treatment and is put on probation for 36 months.

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A day after the incident, Keanon opened up on Twitter

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The heroic coach used to play football in college as a star wide receiver at the University of Oregon from 2011-14 and then worked as an offensive analyst for the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles before coming to work at Parkrose High School.

People were amazed at Keanon’s compassion and heroic action

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