Keanon Lowe’sheroic actions at Parkrose High Schoolearlier this year are well-known in the Portland community and received national recognition throughout the year. His quick-thinking and powerful show of compassion is once again being praised,this time by TIME Magazine, who named Lowe as one of its heroes of the year.
Lowe, who is a football coach and security guard at the Northeast Portland school, disarmed a student who brought a gun to school in May. Fortunately, no one ended up being hurt, and thanks poured in from the community as word spread of Lowe’s courage.
That thanks turned into nationwide admiration for the former Oregon Ducks wide receiver when surveillance video released in October showed what transpired in that scary moment. The video showed Lowe backing out of a room holding the shotgun in one hand and holding onto the student with the other hand. Once the gun is disposed of, Lowe hugs the student in his moment of crisis.
(Courtesy of kgw.com)