Oxford High School shooting – Hero football star, 16, died trying to disarm ‘shooter’ Ethan Crumbley who ‘killed 4’
A HEROIC footballer died trying to disarm the suspected Oxford High School teen shooter who allegedly killed four.
Tate Myre, 16, died of his injuries on the way to the hospital in the back of a patrol car following Tuesday's shooting in Michigan.
Tate was considered a “standout” football player who had just been honored by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Division, according to NBC News.
Oxford Football tweeted: “Tate was a wonderful young man who was tremendously hardworking and respectful.
The team said that he had the “brightest of futures” and was a better young man “off the field than on it”.
Tate had always dreamed about playing college football since he was young and he planned to be a leader “not only vocally but quietly”, according to his profile on the sports website The D Zone.
A Change.org petition has been created to rename the Wildcat football stadium in honor of the athlete.
It reads: “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.”
Joseph Cusumano commented: “Tate is the face of Oxford football. He will be missed, and we need to do something to recognize. This is that thing.”
Meanwhile, Carter Bennett added: “Tate was the staple of the attitude that is Oxford Football. He would come in early everyday, working his butt off. He was always caring and kind to others. I’ll miss you tater.”
And, Jordan Swartley said: “Heroes deserve to be honored and remembered, even when the circumstances in which their heroism was displayed most prominently are tragic. Love to his family and friends.”
Four people died following the rampage. Hana St Juliana, 14, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17, were identified among the fatalities by police.
And, Justin Shilling, who was in critical condition after the shooting, passed away from his injuries on Wednesday. He was the co-captain of the school bowling team.
Eight others, including a teacher, were injured in the high school shooting.
Sophomore Ethan Crumbley was charged with terrorism and murder.
He also faces seven counts of assault with intent to murder and 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Cops revealed that the suspect came out of the bathroom armed with a 9MM semi-automatic handgun, fired around 15-20 shots in the south end of the school building, and acted alone.
Prosecutor Karen McDonald added that her office is weighing charging both of Crumbley's parents and will be making charging decisions "swiftly".
She said that evidence suggests the school shooting "was not an impulsive act" and may have been premeditated.
McDonald said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be filed in the future.
The alleged shooter appeared in court via video for his arraignment.
Crumbley, who was sporting a white face mask and glasses, was seated with his hands handcuffed in front of him and wearing what appeared to be an anti-suicide vest.
The alleged gunman only spoke when asked by the judge to state his name and whether he understood the charges against him.
Crumbley was denied bail and will remain behind bars, isolated from other adult inmates.
The 15-year-old faces life in prison if found guilty.
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