Angel Granados Dias Wiki
Angel Granados Dias was identified by police as the student accused of bringing a gun to Parkrose High School in Portland, Oregon.
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.
BREAKING: we’ve just learned the name of the suspect who brought a shotgun to @parkrose high school yesterday. 18-year-Old Angel Granados Dias has been booked on charges including attempting to discharge a firearm at a school & reckless endangerment. pic.twitter.com/0b1IIA3Gm9
— Wesleigh Ogle KATU (@WesleighOgle) May 18, 2019
The frightening incident occurred after deadly school shootings in Colorado and on the University of North Carolina-Charlotte campus. In both of those cases, people also intervened to stop the gunman, although Colorado and North Carolina students died doing so. Lowe was not injured and was able to stop the gunman before anyone was wounded.
Keanon Lowe, Angel Granados-Diaz Video Footage
In the footage, Granados-Diaz appears to be in distress, as both men are seen making their way down a corridor and out of the building before any students or staff were harmed in another potentially catastrophic school shooting.
Keanon Lowe Statements
In a tweet after the incident, he wrote that he had had no idea, that he would have to put his life on the line for one of his students.
He added: ‘When confronted with the test the universe presented me with, I didn’t see any other choice but to act. Thank God, I passed. I’ve spent the last 24 hours being more appreciative of my family and realizing we have a serious problem.
‘I’m blessed to be alive and extremely happy that the students are safe. I’m not sure what’s next, I haven’t had the time to really think about it. But I am sure I want to be a part of the solution to school gun violence.’
Angel Dias Was Booked on Firearms Charges
In a statement, Portland police wrote that GVRT detectives booked Angel Granados Dias, 18, in the Multnomah County Detention Center “on charges of Possession of Firearm in a Public Building, Attempting to Discharge a Firearm at a School, Reckless Endangerment, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place (city ordinance).”
#BREAKING Portland Police identify Parkrose Gun Scare suspect as 18-year old Angel Granados Dias. Charged with Possession of Firearm in a Public Building, Attempting to Discharge a Firearm at a School, Reckless Endangerment, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place pic.twitter.com/jOUUl5Juna
— KGW News (@KGWNews) May 18, 2019
Police also provided a photo of the shotgun seized as evidence.
“The investigation is continuing. GVRT is working closely with PPB’s Behavioral Health Unit on follow-up,” police wrote.
In a letter to parents, the Parkrose superintendent wrote, “Earlier today two Parkrose students informed a staff member of concerning behavior from one of their peers. Our security staff responded and found the student with a gun and quickly disarmed the student. Thanks to their heroic efforts all students and staff are safe. Teachers quickly called for a lockdown and contacted police. Police arrived, apprehended the student, and took the student into custody. This student will not be returning to school. We have been told by law enforcement there is not an additional threat to our students or staff.”
Angel Dias Was a Student at Parkrose High School
Members of the Portland Police Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) “are working with the FBI and Parkrose School District officials to investigate the incident that occurred today at Parkrose High School,” police wrote on May 17, 2019 in a statement.
“The subject involved is in custody and is an adult male. He is a student at Parkrose High School. The names of any witnesses or other persons involved will not be released.”
Parkrose HS student who brought a gun into the school is 18y/o Angel Granados Dias, per Police.
He’s facing charges of Poss. of a Firearm in a Public Bldg., Attempting to Discharge a Firearm at a School, Reckless Endangerment, and Poss. of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place. pic.twitter.com/rCJY0YgpYS
— Marja Martinez (@MarjaKPTV) May 18, 2019
“Incidents such as the one that occurred today strikes the worst fear in the hearts of students and parents,” said Chief Danielle Outlaw. “The officers and school staff worked together to respond quickly and ensure the safety of all involved. I commend the school staff member who displayed quick actions and bravery when he confronted the subject.”
Angel Granados Sentence and Charges
A Multnomah County court handed down a 36-month probation sentence under a pretrial agreement for one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in a public building and one count of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm in public.
A police report says the incident was a ‘suicide attempt with a gun’ and someone added in bold handwriting ‘enhanced bail/suicidal.’