Hero Student Tate Myre Killed Attempting To Disarm Oxford High School Shooter

Tate Myre, one of the victims of the Oxford High School shooting on Tuesday, was reportedly killed while trying to disarm the shooter.

QUICK FACTS:
  • 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.
BACKGROUND:
  • 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.