Moving footage shows the moment a hero football coach disarmed and embraced a suicidal student who brought a loaded gun into class at a Portland High School.
Keanon Lowe, a Former University of Oregon football star, had wrestled with student Angel Granados-Diaz, 19, for the weapon as other students ran screaming out a back door during the May 17 incident.
Now footage has emerged of Lowe, 27, wrapping Granados-Diaz, 19, in a bear-hug as he hands the shotgun to a teacher who can be seen removing it from Parkrose High School.
Moving footage shows the moment hero football coach Keanon Lowe, (left), disarm and embrace Angel Granados-Diaz, (right), who brought a loaded gun into his school
Keanon Lowe, (left), was branded a hero after he disarmed Angel Granados-Diaz and removed him from a school after he intended to kill himself at Parkrose High School on May 17
In the footage, Granados-Diaz appears to be in distress, as both men are seen making their way down a corridor and out of the building before any students or staff were harmed in another potentially catastrophic school shooting.
Granados-Diaz, who had mental health issues, did not want to kill himself at home as his mother may find him so he went to school to do it, The Oregonian reported.
His lawyer claimed the teenager thought about ending his life in a bathroom but went into the classroom so that 911 would be called after shots were fired.
Classmates and friends had claimed that Granados-Diaz, who was a Parkrose High senior, had split up with his girlfriend and was feeling distressed and lonely.
He pleaded guilty to felony possession of a firearm in a public building and misdemeanor possession of a loaded firearm in public.
He was given a 36-month probationary sentence on Thursday and any mental health treatment that he requires.
In an interview following the incident, Lowe, who is head football and track coach at Parkrose High School, said he had a few moments with the teenager before police arrived.
'It was emotional for him, it was emotional for me. In that time, I felt compassion for him. A lot of times, especially when you're young, you don't realize what you're doing until it's over,' Lowe said.
Lowe is seen in footage removing the gun from Angel Granados-Diaz and guiding him out of the classroom
Lowe passes the shotgun to an officer who is seen running out of the school before Lowe gets the clearly-distressed students in an embrace and holds him for several moments
'I told him I was there to save him, I was there for a reason and this was a life worth living.'
Lowe said he managed to get the gun away from the student and pass it to a teacher while Lowe held down the student with his other hand. Lowe wrapped the student in a bear hug until police arrived, he said.
No one was injured. Police are still trying to determine if any shots were fired.
'I saw the look on his face, the look in his eyes, I looked at the gun, I realized it was a real gun and then my instincts just took over,' Lowe said.
Granados-Diaz had wanted to kill himself as he had