Friday, May 17th 2019 will be a day that will change the lives of the students and faculty at Parkrose High School in Portland, Oregon.
What could have gone down as another school shooting in the United States, became a heroic local story as the threat was stopped just short thanks to former Oregon football wide receiver Keanon Lowe.
Keanon Lowe, a head football coach at Parkrose HS and a former Oregon Ducks wide receiver, was the person who tackled the suspect during the incident, KATU has confirmed. pic.twitter.com/cOGGREk6XE— KATU News (@KATUNews) May 17, 2019
Im out of the Country and don’t know for sure but I hope this made national news! This isn’t a surprise K Lo been a stand up dude! https://t.co/HgkPmAW7k1— Kenjon Barner (@KBDeuce4) May 17, 2019
Lowe, who was named the Parkrose high school head football coach back in February 2018, saw the suspect carrying a gun and tackled that person before what was intended to happen, happened.
BREAKING: we’ve just confirmed Keanon Lowe - the head football coach at Parkrose High - is the man who tackled the suspect with a gun on the school campus today. Incredible resolution to a very scary situation and SO MANY people thankful for this man and what he did. @fox12oregon— Kelsey Watts (@KelseyWattsPDX) May 17, 2019
Parkrose is home to just shy of 1,000 students.
Lowe's former teammates says his act of heroism comes at no surprise as the type of person he is:
Keanon Lowe is a national treasurehttps://t.co/M26YiVHZwM— Justin Hollins (@justinhollins_) May 17, 2019
Thank you, Keanon Lowe.