A former American American football player tackled an armed student at an American high school.
Keanon Lowe, a football field and a security guard at Parkrose High School, told reporters he was tired but relieved the result, reported The Oregonian / OregonLive.
Students told how suspects came into their government class in the school's art building – separate from the main building – just before noon Friday.
Mr Lowe had been in the classroom earlier looking for the student who other students identified as an 18-year-old senior at Parkrose.
About 10 minutes before the end of the class, the student in the doorway appeared in a black trench coat and pulled out a long gun under his coat, senior Justyn Wilcox, who was also in the living room, told The Oregonian / OregonLive.
The student did not point the gun at anyone, said Alexa Pope.
"I'm just glad everyone was okay," said Lowe as he left school about four hours after the incident, according to The Oregonian / OregonLive.
"I'm glad I could be there for the kids and for the community."
Parkrose School District Superintendent Michael Lopes Serrao said in a letter to families on Friday night that two students had informed an employee about "about behavior" of that student before the incident.
The security staff then responded, found the student and quickly disarmed him, he said.
"Thanks to their heroic efforts, every student and employee is safe," wrote Lopes Serrao.
Sergeant Brad Yakots said the first responding officers found
gunman is detained by the employee in the hallway. A firearm was restored to school, he added.
The result was "the best case, definitely," he said.
"The employee did an excellent job on all accounts and our officers arrived within minutes and walked straight in."
At college, Mr Lowe was a star-wide recipient at the University of Oregon who played from 2011 to 2014. He caught 10 touchdown passes in his college career and had nearly 900 received yards.
After college, he worked as an offensive analyst for San Francisco 49ers and as an analyst for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Sir. Lowe began working in parkrose last year as the school's main football and track-field coach, according to his LinkedIn profile.