Suspect in Parkrose High School gun incident pleads not guilty

Angel Granados-Diaz appears in court on Monday, May 20 - KATU image

The suspect accused of bringing a loaded shotgun into Parkrose High School last Friday made his first appearance in a Multnomah County courtroom on Monday.

Angel Granados-Diaz showed no emotion when he appeared in court on the day he turned 19 years old, dressed in a green anti-suicide smock while entering a not guilty plea to charges of reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm, and carrying a firearm into a public building.

Portland police confirm the shotgun Granados-Diaz is accused of carrying into Parkrose High School Friday was loaded with only a single shell.

Members of the suspect's family, including his father and aunt, were in court for his appearance. They declined to talk after the hearing, but said off-camera that they have no idea what led Granados-Diaz to take that shotgun into the school.

Parkrose head football coach Keanon Lowe, who also works as a security guard at the school, tackled Granados-Diaz inside the school and held the teenager until authorities arrived.

Granados-Diaz is set to be back in court May 29 to hear the results after a Grand Jury scheduled to hear evidence and consider charges in the case.

Granados-Diaz is being held on $500,000 bail.

The judge hearing the case ordered that if Granados-Diaz is released from custody he will not have access to firearms and stay at least 1,000 feet away from Parkrose High School.

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