Heroic Football Coach Tackles Gunman, Prevents School Shooting

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Heroic Football Coach Tackles Gunman, Prevents School Shooting
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Heroic Football Coach Tackles Gunman, Prevents School Shooting
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Keanon Lowe, football coach at Parkrose High School, saved the lives of countless students last week when he stopped a school shooting. When a deranged gunman entered a classroom armed with a shotgun, Lowe risked his own life to tackle, disarm, and apprehend the shooter. Thanks to Lowe’s bravery, none of the students or staff were killed.

Lowe was the wide receiver for the University of Oregon Ducks while in college, where he honed the skills he now teaches at the Portland area school. In addition to coaching, Lowe also reportedly works as school security. It is unclear if he was working as the school’s security guard when the incident took place.

The alleged gunman, a student at the school, has been charged with possession of a 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. He is being held on $500,000 bail. It seems surprising the gunman was not charged with more serious crimes pertaining to terrorism, although they may be introduced at a later date.

Lowe has taken to Twitter following the incident, saying he is thankful to be alive.

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