PORTLAND, Mineral. (AP) — A previous school football champion at the College of Oregon was acknowledged Friday for handling an equipped understudy at a Portland, Oregon, secondary school before anybody was injured.
Keanon Lowe, a football and track mentor and a security monitor at Parkrose Secondary School, told columnists as he was leaving a police meet late Friday that he was worn out yet calmed at the result, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.
There are no different suspects. Police declined to discharge the understudy’s name and said they were all the while attempting to decide whether he shot any shots. Police representative Sgt. Brad Yakots declined to affirm Lowe’s accounted for involvement.
“I’m simply cheerful everybody was alright,” Lowe said as he left the school around four hours after the occurrence, as indicated by The Oregonian/OregonLive. “I’m upbeat I had the option to be there for the children and for the community.”
Yakots, the police representative, said the first reacting officers found the shooter being confined by the staff part in the passage. A gun was recouped at the school, he added.
Parkrose was cleared and an adjacent center school was on lockdown for a few hours as the examination unfurled. The secondary school understudies were transported to a close-by parking garage where they were brought together with their parents.
The result was “the most ideal situation, totally,” Yakots said. “The staff part worked admirably apparently, (and) our officers touched base inside minutes and went right in.”
Students described how the understudy entered their administration class in the school’s expressive arts building — separate from the fundamental structure — just before early afternoon. Lowe had been in the homeroom before searching for the understudy, whom different understudies distinguished as a 18-year-old senior at Parkrose.
About 10 minutes before the finish of class, the understudy showed up in the entryway in a dark channel coat and hauled out a long firearm from underneath his jacket, senior Justyn Wilcox, who additionally was in the room, revealed to The Oregonian/OregonLive.
The understudy didn’t point the weapon at anybody, Alexa Pope said.
Students fled out the secondary passage in light of the fact that the shooter was obstructing the principle doorway.
“As I was running, I was much the same as, Ruler don’t give this a chance to be it,” Pope told the newspaper.
In school, Lowe was a star wide beneficiary at the College of Oregon, playing from 2011 to 2014. He got 10 touchdown goes in his school vocation and had almost 900 getting yards. He likewise observed playing time on unique teams.
After school, he filled in as a hostile examiner for the San Francisco 49ers and as an investigator for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Lowe started working at Parkrose a year ago as the school’s head football and olympic style events mentor, as indicated by his LinkedIn profile. Prior to that, he worked for his secondary school place of graduation, Jesuit High, where he earned state protective player of the year as a guarded back and was a champion sprinter.
“As soon as I heard what happened I realized it was him since he would do anything for these children. It was dreamlike to sit tight for my competitors behind alert tape today, however may have been much more regrettable notwithstanding Keanon,” she wrote.