Yesterday afternoon, a horrific school shooting occurred at Oxford High School in Michigan in which claimed the lives of three students and wounding 11 others.
One of the victims from the shooting turned out to be a promising football player in sophomore Tate Myre. Myre passed away on route to the hospital as he attempted to disarm the active juvenile shooter.
Myre was a standout sophomore running back and linebacker who helped lead his team to the MHSAA playoffs, including a win over Clarkston High School.
Tate had been on the varsity team since his freshman year, and he just tweeted that he was on a recruit visit to University of Toledo a couple days prior.
Here is the full statement from the Oxford school football team’s Twitter account regarding Tate’s passing:
Myre, 16, joins Hana St Juliana, 14, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17, as victims in the tragic shooting. At this time, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s families, the students at Oxford High School, and the rest of the Oxford community.