Tate Myre, a star junior for the Oxford High School football team, was one of the multiple victims who were fatally shot on Tuesday during the school shooting in Michigan.
According to TMZ Sports, witnesses say Myre was shot and killed while trying to disarm the gunman.
The 16-year-old Myre reportedly attempted to stop the shooter when he was shot during the confrontation. Myre died of his injuries in a police car while being rushed to a local hospital.
Prior to his death, Myre took a recruiting visit to the University of Toledo. He had also received first-team all-region honors at tight end and linebacker.
— Tate Myre (@TateMyre2023) November 28, 2021
Following his death, a petition was started to rename the school’s stadium in his honor. The Change.org petition has more than 60,000 signatures at the time of this writing.
Hana St. Juliana, 14, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, and Justin Schilling, 17, were also killed during the shooting.
Our deepest condolences go out to the families of all of the victims and all of those impacted by this unthinkable tragedy.