Video shows the moment hero coach disarms Parkrose High School gunman before hugging him

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Moving footage shows the moment a hero football coach disarmed and embraced a suicidal student who brought a loaded gun into class at a Portland High School.

Keanon Lowe, a Former University of Oregon football star, had wrestled with student Angel Granados-Diaz, 19, for the weapon as other students ran screaming out a back door during the May 17 incident.

Footage - Lowe - Granados-Diaz - Bear-hug - Shotgun

Now footage has emerged of Lowe, 27, wrapping Granados-Diaz, 19, in a bear-hug as he hands the shotgun to a teacher who can be seen removing it from Parkrose High School.

In the footage, Granados-Diaz appears to be in distress, as both men are seen making their way down a corridor and out of the building before any students or staff were harmed in another potentially catastrophic school shooting.

Granados-Diaz - Health - Issues - Home - Mother

Granados-Diaz, who had mental health issues, did not want to kill himself at home as his mother may find him so he went to school to do it, The Oregonian reported.

His lawyer claimed the teenager thought about ending his life in a bathroom but went into the classroom so that 911 would be called after shots were fired.

Classmates - Friends - Granados-Diaz - Parkrose - High

Classmates and friends had claimed that Granados-Diaz, who was a Parkrose High senior, had split up with his girlfriend and was feeling distressed and lonely.

He pleaded guilty to felony possession of a firearm in a public building and misdemeanor possession of a loaded firearm in public.

Sentence - Thursday - Health - Treatment

He was given a 36-month probationary sentence on Thursday and any mental health treatment that he requires.

In an interview following the incident, Lowe, who is head football and track coach at Parkrose High School, said he had a few moments with the teenager before police arrived.

'It - Time - Compassion - Lot - Times

'It was emotional for him, it was emotional for me. In that time, I felt compassion for him. A lot of times, especially...
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