By Breitbart. Police in Portland, Oregon, report that a school staffer disarmed a gunman outside Parkrose High School around lunchtime today.
Portland police received a call concerning the presence of the armed man, but “arrived and determined that a Parkrose High School staff member had wrestled the suspect to the ground.” Police noted, “There is no indication there is any other shooter or any injuries.”
Suspect in custody. At this point no indication of anyone injured or any other suspects. Police will be searching school to ensure everyone is safe. #parkrosehighshooting
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) May 17, 2019
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Keanon Lowe, Former Oregon Ducks Star, Wrestles Suspect to Ground amid Report of Gunman near Parkrose HS
By The Oregonian. A distraught student entered a classroom Friday at Parkrose High School wearing a black trench coat and carrying a shotgun but didn’t hurt anyone before he was tackled in the hallway by the football coach, police and witnesses said.
Parents and students reported Coach Keanon Lowe, one of Oregon’s most prominent high school and college football players of the past decade, took the armed male student to the ground.
Lowe, also Parkrose’s head track and field coach, works as a security guard at the school, several people said.
“I’m just happy everyone was OK,” Lowe said as he walked out of the school’s fine arts building into a school parking lot shortly after police had cleared the school and talked to witnesses. “I’m happy I was able to be there for the kids and for the community.”
He said he was tired and wanted to go home to his loved ones. Several people greeted him in the parking lot. Two men shook Lowe’s hand and one woman hugged him and told him, “Thank you.” (Read more from “Keanon Lowe, Former Oregon Ducks Star, Wrestles Suspect to Ground amid Report of Gunman near Parkrose HS” HERE)