Parkrose High Student Charged With Firearm Possession, Reckless Endangerment

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly listed Diaz as having been already  found guilty.

Angel Granados Diaz, the 19-year-old arrested for bringing a loaded shotgun into a classroom at Parkrose High School in Portland on May 17, was indicted on all four counts with which he was originally charged, including two felonies.  

Granados Diaz was on school officials’ radar since the day before, when classmates told a school counselor that he had been talking about suicide. The arrest documents classified the incident as a “suicide attempt.” 

He was indicted on two felony counts of attempting to discharge a weapon in a public building, and two misdemeanor charges for illegal possession of a firearm and reckless endangerment. 

Granados Diaz was subdued by Keanon Lowe, who is both Parkrose’s football coach as well as one of its security officers. Lowe was formerly a football star at the University of Oregon. 

This incident came just a few weeks after a gun control bill in the legislature was killed over a Republican walkout in the Senate about public pension debt (PERS) earlier this month. 

By Ian MacRonald