Watch: Amazing Video of Coach Stopping Gunman In School, Hugging Him

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Back in May, there was a story about how a football coach at the Parkrose High School in Oregon stopped a troubled young man with a gun at the school.


But now, KOIN 6 News has released video of the event, showing just how dramatic the situation was and how lucky everyone involved was that that coach was there and did what he did to stop the young man.

The student, Angel Granados-Diaz, was 18 and he brought a shotgun into a classroom at the school.

The coach, Keanon Lowe, who doubled as a security guard, had been called to the building to find Granados-Diaz.

He then tells what happened next.

“I walk in there, I get to the classroom, I’m in the classroom for 15, 20 seconds — you know, I ask the teacher, ‘Is the student here?’”

Granados-Diaz was only steps away with the shotgun tucked under his coat.

“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,” Lowe said. “In a fraction of a second, I analyzed everything really fast,” he said. “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.”

Lowe said running away never crossed his mind.

“I lunged for the gun, put two hands on the gun. He had his two hands on the gun and obviously the kids are running out of the classroom and screaming.”


Lowe handed off the gun to another teacher and then held the student in a hug, both to control him and to soothe him. “I felt compassion for him; a lot of times, especially when you’re young, you don’t realize what you’re doing until it’s over,” Lowe explained.

Meanwhile the other students ran and police started to flood into the school looking for the the man with the gun.

Here are the videos showing it as it happened.

The gunman entering the hallway with the shotgun and the coach entering the hallway unaware the gunman is there.

Lowe comes upon the gunman, grabs the gun and then passes it off to another teacher as Lowe hugs the student.


Kids run for their lives, Police looking for the gunman.

It turned out that the gun only had one bullet and they believe the student planned to kill himself.

He got a sentence of 36 months probation for unlawful possession of a firearm in the school and another count of unlawfully having it in public.

Pretty amazing and thank God for Coach Lowe.



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