Ex-Oregon WR Keanon Lowe Heroically Stopped A Gunman At A Portland High School

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On Friday, a Portland area high school escaped almost certain tragedy after a student brought a gun to school with the intentions of causing harm to others.

Those plans were thwarted quickly when the football coach and track and field coach at Parkrose High School put that to an end. It turns out that coach used to play high level football in college.

Via TMZ Sports:

Former Oregon Ducks stud Keanon Lowe is being touted as a hero today … Portland high school students are praising the ex-WR for stopping a gunman who was near campus Friday.

Lowe — one of Marcus Mariota‘s favorite targets back at Oregon — reportedly tackled a man with a gun near the tennis courts at Parkrose High School in Northeast Portland.

Unclear what the man’s intentions were — cops have yet to say his motive — but Oregon Live reports, “a parent said students reported that the suspect, a fellow student, had brought a gun to the school with the intention of committing suicide.”

Parkrose was placed in lock-down during this incident and officers searched the school to ensure everyone was OK.