Teacher wrestles gun away from armed student, embraces him

Footage of school coach Keanon Lowe disarming then-18-year-old Angel Granados-Diaz in May has been released to the public.

High school coach Keanon Lowe disarms suicidal high school student in Portland, Oregon. (photo credit: YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT)
High school coach Keanon Lowe disarms suicidal high school student in Portland, Oregon.
(photo credit: YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT)
A high school coach in Portland, Oregon, stopped what could have been a deadly event in the school when he saw a student with a shotgun under his trench-coat by wrestling the weapon away from him and embracing him until police arrived.
Footage of school coach Keanon Lowe disarming then-18-year-old Angel Granados-Diaz in May has been released to the public, showing him gripping the student in a tight embrace as another person takes away the weapon.
Oregon Live reports that Granados-Diaz planned to commit suicide at school so that his mother would not have to discover his body, according to his attorney, Adam Thayne.

Granados-Diaz had already attempted to shoot himself when Lowe found him, but the shotgun misfired.
"In that time, I felt compassion for him," Lowe told a local news station. "A lot of times, especially when you're young, you don't realize what you're doing until it's over."