Oxford school shooting: Who was Tate Myre? Petition wants stadium named after hero

Horror unfolded at a high school in Oxford, Michigan, after a 15-year-old boy shot three students dead and injured eight more on Tuesday, November 30


                            Oxford school shooting: Who was Tate Myre? Petition wants stadium named after hero
During the Oxford school shooting, one of the students, Tate Myre, was killed while trying to disarm the shooter (@TateMyre2023/Twitter)

A 15-year-old boy shot three students dead and injured at least eight at a high school in Oxford, Michigan on Tuesday, November 30. The teen has now been taken into custody. The victims of the shooting who lost their lives include a 16-year-old boy and two girls, 14 and 17 years of age. Among the eight others injured is a teacher. Two of the victims, who were critically injured, had to undergo surgeries.

Addressing the shocking shooting incident, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said, "My heart goes out to the families. This is an unimaginable tragedy. I hope we can all rise to the occasion and wrap our arms around the families, the affected children and school personnel, and this community." She also added, "I think this is every parent's worst nightmare."

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During the tragedy, one of the students, Tate Myre, was killed while trying to disarm the shooter. To remember his act of bravery and honor him, an online petition has been launched to rename the school's wildcat stadium to 'Tate Myre stadium'. 

"Rest In Peace to all the victims of the Oxford High school shooting and Rest In Peace a true Hero and Legend Tate Myre risked his own life for others," a Twitter post reads. 



 

Tributes poured in for Myre on social media following his act of bravery. "It’s crazy how fast things can change.Personally I didn’t know Tate Myre.However scrolling through his twitter.Just two days ago he was another recruit like me enjoying the process.His family along with the other who passed are and the Oxford community are in my prayers. R.I.P," one user wrote. "This is a tough one as I personally watched the D zone interview This young man the night they defeated Clarkston in the payoffs. Tate Myre was a 3.9 and an amazing young man. Prayers to the entire community- I’m sick Lesson - life is precious," another user wrote. 



 



 

"Tate Myre, one of the deceased Oxford School Shooting victims had heart for the game of football. He was always traveling for the sport and was a kind-hearted gentleman to friends and family. So sad to see a kid with a future go so early! Rest In Peace, Tate!" one user wrote, while another said, "Rest In Peace Tate Myre. I covered # 42 for his game this season VS Chippewa Valley, which he was a stud. Prayers out to the Oxford community during these tough times. #oxfordstrong".