Tragedy struck Oxford High School this Tuesday as a 15-year-old went on a violent rampage and killed three students, injuring eight others. Now, it has been revealed that one of the victims, 16-year-old Tate Myre, was reportedly killed while trying to disarm the shooter. After his bravery was revealed, he has received an outpouring of support nationally and in his community.
Tate was a wonderful young man who was tremendously hardworking and respectful,” the Oxford Wildcats football team tweeted following his death.
“He was a tremendous football player with the brightest of futures and was an even better young man off the field as he was on it. We all loved Tate and he will so very much be missed.”
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
A petition was started on change.org to name the Wildcats football stadium after Tate. The petition has attracted more than 50,000 signatures.
“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,” the change.org petition states.
A suspect who was reportedly a student at Oxford High School has been taken in to custody in connection with the shooting. His identity has not yet been revealed. The suspect has so far refused to speak to the police, meaning his motives are unknown at this time.
This is a developing story.