Police identified the suspected gunman who was tackled by a football coach at an Oregon high school Friday as 18-year-old Angel Granados Dias, a student at the school.
According to foxnews reports,Keanon Lowe, who coaches football and track and field at Parkrose High School, wrestled the alleged gunman, Angel Granados Dias, 18, to the ground when police say the suspect brought a weapon on campus Friday afternoon.
Dias was tackled by Keanon Lowe, Parkrose High’s head football and track coach and a former University of Oregon receiver who played for the Ducks. According to CNN, he is being called a hero.
Angel Granados Dias, 18
Students described the frightening moment they saw the man with a gun.
“He comes in and he has a trench coat on and he has the gun in bare sight,” Senior Alexa Pope said to KPTV.
Another student witness told the television station that Dias allegedly pointed the weapon at himself in a classroom.
Students, parents and co-workers lauded Lowe's actions on Twitter. Several also noted that the school's prom, scheduled for Saturday, was still on.
Dias is scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon. His bail was set at $500,000.