Oregon coach disarms school gunman with hug


(CNN) — Surveillance video shows what happened last may when a student brough a shotgun to school with the intent to kill himself at Portland Oregon High School.

The security video from Parkrose High School shows the school’s security guard and football coach hug the gunman.

A security camera captures coach Keanon Lowe in the building, and then Granados-Diaz in a trench coat, shortly after you see students running out the door.

Lowe enters a classroom and then moments later, Granados-Diaz does the same.

Lowe says he lunged for the gun when Granados-Diaz walked in a classroom, and was able to disarm him.

The coach then calmly steps out into the hallyway with the shotgun, and hands it off to another staff member as he embraces Granados-Diaz.

Lowe, a former Oregon Ducks player, said he felt compassion for the teen.

Police said Granados-Diaz’s gun had one round in it.

Earlier this month Granados-Diaz, who is now 19-years-old, pleaded guilty to two charges and was sentenced to three years of probation.

The District Attorney’s office said as part of the deal, he will receive immediate mental health and substance abuse treatment.


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