A school coach in Portland, Oregon, managed to stop a shotgun-wielding student from entering a classroom by simply hugging the troubled teen. The dramatic moment was caught on Parkrose High School's CCTV on 17 May.
The video shows a student – Angel Granados-Diaz – leaving the classroom and holding football coach Keanon Lowe, who took possession of the weapon. Lowe passes the shotgun to another staff member and hugs the teen, as the boy gets emotional.
Breaking News: video of Coach Keanon Lowe disarming Parkrose High School gunman Angel Granados-Diaz. More to come. pic.twitter.com/d7wK9ES6zi— Dan Tilkin (@DanTilkinKOIN6) October 19, 2019
The coach then continues talking to the young man in order to calm him down. The police later arrested the student who pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm in a public building as well as to one count of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm in public, KATU reported, adding that he was sentenced to three years of probation.