PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Surveillance video released by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office shows Parkrose High School football coach Keanon Lowe disarm and embrace a student armed with a shotgun on campus.

Angel Granados-Diaz, 18, brought the gun to the school off Northeast Shaver Street May 17. The attorney’s office says the gun was loaded with a single round and that Granados-Diaz was experiencing a mental health crisis.

The video released Friday shows Lowe embrace Granados-Diaz for about 10 minutes, at one point sitting with Granados-Diaz in the hall before police arrive.

Lowe previously said those moments were emotional and he felt compassion for Granados-Diaz.

"It was a really emotional time," Lowe said. "Emotional time for him, for me. In that time, I felt compassion for him. A lot of times when you're young, you don't realize what you're doing until it's over."

Granados-Diaz last week pleaded guilty to gun charges in connection with the incident and was sentenced to three years’ probation.

According to court documents, what happened at the school was a suicide attempt.

The attorney’s office says Granados-Diaz never intentionally pointed the shotgun at anyone but himself. His sentence also ensures he will get mental health treatment.


5/20: Keanon Lowe opens up on stopping armed student: ‘I was meant to be in that classroom and I was meant to stop a tragedy’

5/18: Keanon Lowe on Parkrose gun scare: ‘I’m blessed to be alive and extremely happy that the students are safe’

5/18: Police: Parkrose HS student who brought shotgun to school arrested, booked into jail

5/17: Student with shotgun at Parkrose HS tackled by football coach, taken into custody by police

5/17: Fear turns to gratitude as parents, students reflect on Parkrose school and police response

5/17: Photos from the scene of Parkrose High School gun scare

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Parkrose is very lucky to have a teacher like Mr. Lowe.


The gentleman who grabbed the gun is also a hero. They are both international heroes.

Lawlessness Brings Destruction



And where, pray tell, did he get the shotgun?:)


Three years probation? How about deportation after a prison term?

Just curious

Not a bad idea, but he will sneak back into USA.


First, you are going by a name to determine if someone is here illegally? That's just ignorant. Second, if they were here illegally, they would have been deported. Just because Oregon is a Sanctuary City does not mean they are not still deporting people once they have committed a crime. They are.

Lawlessness Brings Destruction

You sound like an ill-informed La Raza or MEChA activist try9ing to steer the discussion.

First, Oregon is not a "Sanctuary City", it is a sanctuary STATE with layers of sanctuary policies there within. The first of its kind was the ORS that former Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongowski signed into law in 1987. The ones that followed were county and city sanctuary policies that were also followed by the one Gov. Kate Brown put in place. I believe every county in Oregon has one. These are mainly to protect the cheap labor interests desire for illegal cheap foreign labor, especially in agricultural areas like RINO Rep. Greg Walden does and former Oregon RINO Senator Gordon Smith.has.

Smith's family food processing business was busted for hiring illegals and the scandal probably ended his political career.

Second, the above policies would not even allow a suspect to be IDed as an illegal, honoring an ICE detainers, or $pending any state re$ource$ toward any of the preceding. With the resistance from all of the Democrats in power in the above jurisdictions against President Trump's agenda to restore the rule of law, the deportations of illegals is smaller when it could be more timely.

Close to 50% of the U.S. illegal alien population are visa overstays, the result of the Obama administration and crime spree reducing exit enforcement by over 80%.

The Democrats and RINOs in Congress have prevented the passage of the SAFE Act in the first decade of the New Millennium. . This is a bill that would have mandated E-Verify use by employers nationwide and caused illegals to SELF deport since the jobs magnet would then have been turned off.

Illegal immigration is not a "race".

Enforcing the rule of law is not "racism".

We are not a "nation of immigrants", we are a nation of LAWS.

Lawlessness does not = "compassion".

The facts above are not "hate".

They are not a "race".

They exist and are non-negotiable.

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