This football coach disarmed a student with a gun. Then he hugged him


The student walked into a classroom at Parkrose Higher College in Could, intending to use the firearm to take his personal life, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s workplace mentioned in a statement final week.

At the time, reports mentioned the coach, Keanon Lowe, tackled the student. But according to emotional surveillance footage released by the district attorney’s workplace Friday, Lowe did nothing at all of the sort.

Rather, he embraced the student.

Footage shows the student, identified as Angel Granados-Diaz, walking down the hallway exactly where the camera is filming. He moves out of view as he enters the classroom, suitable behind Lowe. Seconds later, individuals commence operating by way of the hallways.

Lowe is noticed backing out of the classroom, with the shotgun in his suitable hand. With his other arm, the coach holds the student at arm’s length. An additional employees member enters the hallway and requires the gun from Lowe.

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Then Lowe wraps the student in his arms. The coach rubs his back and holds him close. They are later noticed sitting on the floor of the hallway as police arrive and arrest the student.

Lowe, who was a standout wide receiver for the University of Oregon amongst 2010 and 2014, told reporters at the time that they had an “emotional” moment with each other, according to CNN affiliate KATU.

“In that time, I felt compassion for him,” Lowe mentioned. “A lot of instances, particularly when you happen to be young, you do not understand what you happen to be performing till it is more than.”

The district attorney’s workplace mentioned Granados-Diaz had produced suicidal statements to a different student. He by no means pointed the shotgun at any individual but himself and by no means fired the gun on campus, the district attorney’s workplace mentioned. He did attempt to pull the trigger, but the shotgun, which only had 1 round, did not fire. That is when Lowe took the firearm from him.

Granados-Diaz ultimately pleaded guilty to 1 count of unlawful possession of a firearm in a public creating and 1 count of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm in public, the workplace mentioned. He was sentenced final week to 3 years of probation.

“By way of the course of the investigation it became clear to law enforcement and our workplace that Mr. Granados-Diaz did not have the intent to hurt any individual other than himself even though at Parkrose Higher College,” Deputy District Lawyer Parakram Singh mentioned.

Below the agreement, Granados-Diaz will acquire mental wellness and substance abuse remedy, the district attorney’s workplace mentioned.

CNN’s Amir Vera contributed to this report.


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