FILE – This 2016, file photo shows Keanon Lowe of the San Francisco 49ers NFL football team. Lowe, a former analyst for the 49ers and wide receiver at the University of Oregon, subdued a person with a gun who appeared on a Portland, Oregon high school campus Friday, May 17, 2019. Lowe is now a coach at Parkrose High School. (AP Photo/File)
An active shooter (student) in an Oregon high school was disarmed by a hero, the high school football coach. The student brought a weapon into the school but was met with compassion and then disarmed by the football and track coach Keonon Lowe. It happened in Portland, Oregon. The video of the teacher hugging the student has gone viral. The student walked into a classroom intending to shoot himself. He never pointed the gun at anyone else. When the gun jammed the coach stepped in and disarmed him. The student made suicidal threats to other students. He has plead guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in a public building, one count of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm in public. The student was sentenced to three years of probation and will receive mental health and substance abuse treatment.