A suspect, believed to be a scholar, walked into an Oregon highschool armed with a shotgun and was tackled by the varsity’s soccer and monitor coach earlier than any shtos had been fired, CBS Portland affiliate KOIN stories. Nobody was injured within the incident and police stated there have been no extra suspects.
Keanon Lowe, who’s now a soccer and monitor coach and safety guard at Parkrose Excessive Faculty, advised reporters as he was leaving a police interview late Friday that he was drained however relieved on the end result, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.
“I am simply comfortable everybody was OK,” Lowe stated as he walked out of the varsity about 4 hours after the incident, in response to The Oregonian/OregonLive. “I am comfortable I used to be capable of be there for the children and for the neighborhood.”
Portland police haven’t recognized the suspect presently however stated he’s an grownup.
“I am unable to thank the person sufficient who bought the gun away from that boy,” mother Desiree advised KOIN. “To save lots of my youngster in addition to all these others.”
Lowe did not reply to messages despatched on Twitter or LinkedIn from the Related Press.
Police spokesman Sgt. Brad Yakots stated a firearm was recovered on the scene. The college was evacuated and a close-by center college was on lockdown for a number of hours because the investigation unfolded.
The college was searched methodically, room by room, KOIN stories. College students weren’t allowed to have entry to their private gadgets for a time.
The end result was “the perfect case state of affairs, completely,” Yakots stated. “The employees member did a superb job by all accounts, (and) our officers arrived inside minutes and went proper in.”
Faculty officers advised KOIN the suspect was exhibiting “regarding conduct” that led two fellow college students to report him to highschool employees.
College students recounted how a person entered their authorities class within the college’s advantageous arts constructing – separate from the principle constructing – simply earlier than midday. Lowe had been within the classroom earlier in search of the person, whom different college students recognized as an 18-year-old senior at Parkrose.
About 10 minutes earlier than the tip of sophistication, the scholar appeared within the doorway in a black trench coat and pulled out an extended gun from beneath his coat, senior Justyn Wilcox, who additionally was within the room, advised The Oregonian/OregonLive.
The scholar did not level the gun at anybody, Alexa Pope stated.
College students fled out the again door as a result of the gunman was blocking the principle doorway.
“As I used to be working, I used to be similar to, Lord do not let this be it,” Pope advised the newspaper.
In faculty, Lowe was a star vast receiver on the College of Oregon, taking part in from 2011 to 2014. He caught 10 landing passes in his faculty profession and had practically 900 receiving yards and in addition noticed taking part in time on particular groups.
After faculty, he labored as an offensive analyst for the San Francisco 49ers and as an analyst for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Lowe started working at Parkrose final yr as the varsity’s head soccer and monitor and discipline coach, in response to his LinkedIn profile. Earlier than that, he labored for his highschool alma mater, Jesuit Excessive, the place he earned state defensive participant of the yr as a defensive again and was a standout sprinter.