WATCH: High School Coach Disarms Student with Shotgun Then Give Him A Hug

One very brave and quick-thinking high school football coach in Portland, Oregon possibly saved lives recently at a high school when managed to disarm a student walking the halls of the school carrying a loaded shotgun.

Parkrose High School coach Keanon Lowe, who also works as a security guard was on his way to another building on the campus when he bumped into the gunman.

Fortunately he was able to get the weapon away from the young man and what he did next possibly made all the difference in the world to the student…he gave him a hug.

According to KOIN News,

“I walk in there, I get to the classroom, I’m in the classroom for 15, 20 seconds — you know, I ask the teacher, ‘Is the student here?'”

Granados-Diaz was only steps away with the shotgun tucked under his coat.

“The door opens — I’m within arm’s length of the door, about 3 feet away from the door, and there’s a kid with a gun, a shotgun,” Lowe said. “In a fraction of a second, I analyzed everything really fast,” he said. “I saw the look in his face, look in his eyes, looked at the gun, realized it was a real gun and then my instincts just took over.”

Lowe said running away never crossed his mind.

“I lunged for the gun, put two hands on the gun. He had his two hands on the gun and obviously the kids are running out of the classroom and screaming.”

The football coach handed the gun to another teacher then wrapped Granados-Diaz in a hug. As students ran for safety and police rushed to the scene, he remained focused on the teen in front of him.

“I felt compassion for him; a lot of times, especially when you’re young, you don’t realize what you’re doing until it’s over,” he said.

The young man's attorney said that the teen was drunk and impaired on the day that he brought the gun to school and was only given a 36-month probation sentence.

Do you think that this was a reasonable sentence for the student given the fact the circumstances?