Angel Granados Diaz, 19, had been shot while entering the institute with a gun hidden under his jacket. According to agents, the then 18-year-old was going through a difficult time and suffered from mental disorders.
The coach's readiness
To stop the suicide attempt, the weapon was in fact loaded with a single bullet, it was Keanon Lowe, a former player of the University of Oregon. Lowe, who works at Parkrose as a security officer and coach of the football team, said he sensed something strange from the boy's face: "I saw his look, I looked at the gun and I realized that it was a real weapon. At that point, my instinct took over. "
In the video the students are seen escaping while Lowe takes the gun from Granados-Diaz. After delivering the weapon to another teacher, the coach grabs the student and hugs him.
"I just wanted to let him know I was there for him. I told him I was there to save him. I was there for a reason and that this is a life worth living, "Lowe reported at the time.
"The universe works surprisingly. I'm lucky and I'm happy to have been in that classroom for all those kids and I was able to prevent that tragedy, "said the coach.
The sentence for the boy
The boy has been in police custody since last May. Now a judge sentenced him to 36 months of probation for loading a gun in a public place. The child will also be subjected to a detoxification treatment against substance abuse and mental care.
Parakram Singh, deputy district attorney of Multnomah County, said: "In the course of the investigation it became clear to the police and to our office that Mr. Granados-Diaz had no intention of hurting anyone but himself himself while he was at Parkrose High School ».