Thousands of people want Oxford football stadium to be renamed in honor of student hero

Shooting in Oxford
Stuffed bears and flowers are gathered at a makeshift memorial outside Oxford High School on December 1, 2021, in Oxford, Michigan, after four students were killed and seven injured when a gunman opened the fire on school students. |

More than 66,000 people have supported an online petition Calling for the Wildcat Stadium at Oxford High School in Michigan to be renamed in honor of outstanding football player Tate Myre, who died along with three other people after allegedly trying to disarm the 15-year-old who fell apart delivered to a school shootout on Tuesday.

“On Tuesday 11/30 at around 1 p.m. there was an active gunman at Oxford High School who killed 3 people and injured many more. One of the students was killed in an attempt to disarm the gunman, this student is Tate Myre, “the change. org petition reads.

Tate Myre
Tate Myre |

“Tate is not only a hero to his Oxford high school mates, but a legend, his act of bravery must be remembered and passed down from generation to generation, he put his life in danger to try to helping the thousands of other Oxford High School students. “

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office has identified Myre, 16, among the three students killed in the shooting, which was first reported at 12:51 p.m. The other students killed are Hana St. Julian, 14 years ; Madisyn Baldwin, 17; and student Justin Shilling, who succumbed to injuries at a local hospital Wednesday morning. There are conflicting reports suggesting that Shilling was 17 or 15 years old.

Other injured victims included a 15-year-old boy who was seriously injured by a gunshot to the head; a 14-year-old boy seriously injured with a bullet to the head and jaw; a 17-year-old girl injured in the neck; a 15-year-old boy shot in the leg; a 47-year-old teacher shot dead; and a 14-year-old boy with an injured chest and neck who is currently on a ventilator after surgery.

There has been no official verification of whether Myre had a fight with the gunman before his death, but the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said he died in a patrol car as MPs had taken him to the hospital.

“There was no time to wait,” Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said Tuesday night. “He [officer] tried to load him into the car to get him as fast as he could to the hospital, and he died in the car.

The shooter, who will be arrested on Wednesday, surrendered without incident. Prosecutor Karen McDonald announced on Wednesday that 15-year-old student Ethan Crumbley will be charged as an adult with several counts, including four counts of first degree murder.

Other counts he could face include one count of terrorism causing death, seven counts of assault with intent to kill and 12 counts of possession of a firearm while committing a crime. . He could face life in prison.

Bouchard said investigators were looking at the school’s security camera hours and said the gunman came out of a bathroom and began shooting students in the hallway in an act that seemed random and ” absolutely brutally cold “.

The shooter fired 15 to 20 shots before being apprehended, The New York Times reported.

“I would like him to be charged as an adult,” Bouchard said before noting: “It will be a decision of the prosecutor’s office.”

The Oxford Wildcats football team remembered Myre as a “wonderful young man with a bright future”.

“It is with great sadness that one of the victims of today’s tragic event at OHS was one of us, Tate Myre. Tate had been in college since his freshman year and was an honorary student. Tate was a great young man with a bright future and loved by all, ”said team officials. said in a press release on Twitter. The team noted that Myre “was extremely hardworking and respectful”.

“He was a great football player with the brightest future and he was an even better young man off the pitch than he was there. We all loved Tate and he will be sorely missed,” the statement added. from Twitter.

In a interview last month, Myre, who wore the number 42, said he played the tight positions, running back and linebacker for his school team. In a Tweeter On Sunday, he also revealed he was recruited by the University of Toledo football team.

His teammate Brady Carpenter explained on Twitter that while he could not understand Myer’s passing, he will do his best to make him proud.

“Words cannot describe what is happening. My mind cannot understand, ”he wrote. “I miss you already brother and I promise you that I will make you proud. I love you 3000. Rest quietly 42 Psalm 34:18.”

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