Among the three students tragically shot dead during the most recent school shooting in Oxford, Mich. was Tate Myre, a linebacker on the football team who was being recruited to some teams in the area.
According to reports, Myre sprung into action when he heard there was an active shooter at his high school, sacrificing his life for his fellow peers.
It is with great grief that one of the victims of the tragic event at OHS today was one of our own, Tate Myre. Tate was on varsity since his freshman year and was an honor student. Tate was a great young man with a bright future and beloved by all. You will be missed, Tate 💙💛 pic.twitter.com/AKJCH1UWBG
— Oxford Football (@OxfordFootbalI) December 1, 2021
Tate Myre had been traveling around to some schools about potentially playing college football. And most recently stopped at Tulane for a visit – just days before the shooting.
Tate Myre was 1 of the 3 students killed yesterday at Oxford High School in Michigan and was shot while trying to disarm the shooter.
A star running back and linebacker on the football team, this was him 4 days ago on a recruiting trip to Toledo.
Just sickening. https://t.co/63OsG1ay5F
— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) December 1, 2021
Shortly after Tate Myre’s story hit the internet, a petition was set up to rename Oxford high School’s football stadium after the fallen hero.
So far, the petition already has had over 70,000 people sign it.
A petition is circulating to rename Oxford High School's football stadium after Tate Myre, who was killed in Tuesday's shooting after he reportedly rushed the shooter allowing more time for others to seek safety.
— Andrew Trunsky (@atrunsky) December 1, 2021
Here’s what the petition read about Tate Myre:
“On Tuesday 11/30, at around 1pm there was an active shooter in Oxford High School who killed 3 people and injured many more one of the students was killed in an attempt to disarm the shooter, this student is Tate Myre, Tate is not just a hero to his fellow students at Oxford high school but a legend, his act of bravery should be remembered forever and passed down through generations, he put his life in danger to try and help the thousands of other students at Oxford High School”
RIP Tate, gone but never forgotten.
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