Tate Myre, one of the victims of the Oxford High School shooting on Tuesday, was reportedly killed while trying to disarm the shooter.
- Tate Myre, 16, was gunned down when he attempted to “disarm the shooter” who attacked Oxford High School on Tuesday, according to a change.org petition created to honor the teen.
- Fifteen-year-old suspected shooter Ethan Crumbley killed four students as a result of the attack at the Michigan school: Madisyn Baldwin, 17; Tate Myre, 16; Hana St. Juliana, 14; and Justin Shilling, 17.
- Tate was a “standout” high school football player who is being described as a “hero” after he reportedly died trying to protect his classmates.
- The petition honoring Myre is calling for school administrators to rename Wildcat Stadium as Tate Myre Stadium. “Tate is not just a hero to his fellow students at Oxford high school but a legend,” the petition reads. “His act of bravery should be remembered forever and passed down through generations.”
- Myre, a junior running back and middle linebacker on the football squad, was remembered by a fellow Michigan high school football player as a beloved athlete in the area, The New York Post reports. “He was a standout player. He inspired many people and was loved by many people,” Matt Johnson, 17, told The Post.
- “Tate was a wonderful young man who was tremendously hardworking and respectful,” the Oxford Wildcats football team tweeted following his death.
- Seven others—six students and a teacher—were shot in the attack, reports CNN.
- Crumbley was charged on Wednesday with four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assault with intent to murder, 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and one count of terrorism causing death, Oakland County Prosecutor Karen D. McDonald said.
- More than 100 calls to 911 were made during the shooting. About two to three minutes after officers arrived, they found a suspect and took him into custody without incident, CNN notes.