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New Video: Compassion For Parkrose Gunman

Newly released security footage is shedding new light on the actions taken to stop a young gunman at Parkrose High School back in May.  Not only that, the video is shedding new light on the football coach who’s already called a hero.

Coach Keanon Lowe is credited with disarming 18-year-old gunman Angel Granados-Diaz.  Now, Lowe is attracting new praise for his emotional display of compassion for the gunman.

You’ll remember this incident, of course.  It’s from May 17th.

Here’s the video that’s gone viral following its release over the weekend.

Administrators with the Parkrose School District objected to the release of this video.  They say it violates student protections under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Attorneys for Granados-Diaz released a statement, saying the video “essentially confirms what we already knew” about that day.

KOIN-6 was the first news outlet in Portland to release the new security footage.  KOIN-6 and KXL are both CBS News affiliates.

On Oct. 10, Granados-Diaz pleaded guilty to gun charges.

A Multnomah County court handed down a 36-month probation sentence under a pretrial agreement for one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in a public building and one count of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm in public.

As part of his probation, he will receive mental health and substance abuse treatment.


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