Portland Football Coach Disarms School Gunman, Hugs Him Afterward
By Tom Knighton
There’s so much we don’t understand about the mind of a mass shooter. Part of that is because it’s incomprehensible for us to want to kill dozens of people who aren’t actively trying to kill us. We get self-defense, but mass slaughter? That’s not something most Americans can comprehend.
One thing we can safely say is that those who commit these acts are deeply disturbed and are often hurting themselves.
A football coach in Portland is a hero today because he stopped someone who wanted to commit an act of this type, but he also seems to have considered that last part as well.
A high school football and track coach in Portland, Oregon, was celebrated as a hero earlier this year after he disarmed a student with a shotgun.
The student walked into a classroom at Parkrose High School in May, intending to use the firearm to take his own life, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office said in a statement last week.
At the time, reports said the coach, Keanon Lowe, tackled the student. But according to emotional surveillance footage released by the district attorney’s office Friday, Lowe did nothing of the sort.
Instead, he embraced the …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms