Disney is making a movie about Keanon Lowe, the football coach who stopped a potential school shooting
By Marika Gerken, CNN
(CNN) -- Keanon Lowe prevented a potential tragedy last year when he disarmed -- and then hugged -- a young student who brought a gun to school.
Now, Disney is making a movie inspired by his life story, according to a brief announcement made Thursday.
After security footage was released months later, Lowe received national praise for delicately and successfully disarming the student and then bringing him in for a long hug in a powerful display of compassion.
"When confronted with the test the universe presented me with, I didn't see any other choice but to act. Thank God, I passed," Lowe said after the incident last year.
Lowe has since received the recognition he deserved.
Lowe has since left the Oregon high school and was recently hired by UCLA football coaching staff as an offensive analyst, according to Lowe's verified Twitter account.
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