#Roommates, a high school football coach and former college athlete is being called a hero after preventing a school shooting!
A coach by the name of Keanon Lowe saved hundreds of lives Friday after a student by the name of Granados Dias, unsuccessfully attempted to kill his classmates with a shotgun at Parkrose High School in Oregon.
The student is in police custody and is facing multiple charges including possession of firearm in a public building, attempting to discharge a firearm at a school, reckless endangerment, and possession of a loaded firearm in a public place.
According to @TheOregonian, Dias walked into a classroom with the shotgun and was tackled almost immediately by the school’s football coach. Students who saw Lowe tackle the student with the gun called police and they took it from there #Roommates! The high school was quickly evacuated and nearly middle school was also placed on lock down.
Another student who saw the whole thing go down said this about Lowe: “It was crazy seeing him. He was a wide receiver for the Ducks. I didn’t know he could tackle like that.”
Lowe is a decorated football player, he was a wide receiver for the Oregon Ducks, worked for the San Francisco 49ers as a play analyst and also coaches both football and track & field for the high school. He took to Twitter to talk about his act of heroism, saying: “I’m just happy everyone was OK.” He also added: “I’m happy I was able to be there for the kids and for the community.”
What Keanon Lowe did for his community is something I’m sure no one will forget. An act like that saved the lives of so many students who would have been victims of yet another mass shooting. We truly commend Keanon for his act of bravery!