Hero Football Player Was Killed Trying To Stop Gunman in Michigan School Shooting

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A football player has been dubbed a hero after he was killed trying to stop a gunman in a Michigan school shooting.

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After a fifteen-year-old sophmore started shooting at his high school, killing 3 students, 1 of those who tragically passed away has been dubbed a hero.

Read on to find out more about the hero’s story…

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Now, school shootings here in America are an epidemic, with twenty-eight deaths and eighty injuries caused by shootings nationally this year alone, and sadly, these statistics are only getting worse…

Oxford High is now the twenty-eighth school shooting of 2021 where deaths and injuries have been reported.

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People have spoken out online about the devastating incident…

  via Facebook  

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  via Facebook  

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  via Facebook  

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  via Facebook  

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The shooter, who has not yet been named, opened fire early afternoon on Tuesday, with the first call to police coming in at 12:51 p.m, followed by hundreds more from terrified students…

The students who were tragically killed have been identified as sixteen-year-old, Tate Myre, fourteen-year-old, Hana St. Juliana, and seventeen-year-old, Madisyn Baldwin. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said Myre died while being transported to hospital in one of the deputy’s cars.

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The 7 students injured ranged in ages from fourteen to seventeen, and 2 girls are reportedly in critical condition with gunshot wounds…

One of the 8 injured was a forty-seven-year-old teacher at the school, who has since left the hospital with minor injuries.

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The fifteen-year-old suspect was taken into custody as soon as police arrived on scene, and later arrested.

Although the boy didn’t resist arrest, he has invoked his right to remain silent. Police later recovered a loaded handgun, reportedly belonging to the boy’s father. His parents have since hired an attorney and informed him not to speak to the police.

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What makes this incident even more chilling, is the fact, the boy posted an image of his “new beauty” online, as per Buzzfeed, along with a worrying caption…

The teen shared a photo of the weapon on Instagram with the caption: “Just got my new beauty today 😍 SIG SAUER 9mm. Ask any questions I will answer,” according to screenshots of his post being shared on social media.

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And now, people are dubbing Tate Myre, a sixteen-year-old boy who died in a patrol car as a deputy tried to get him to an emergency room, a hero…


Sharing their condolences for his family on Twitter.

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And Governor Gretchen Whitmer spoke out about the incident, too.

“I think this is every parent’s worst nightmare,” when talking about the incident.

“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 continued, as per CNN.

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But, it wasn’t only Governor Gretchen who spoke out about the incident.

Among other authority figures and politicians, someone who had known victim Tate Myre his whole life spoke about his dearly departed friend.

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Myre’s former teammate Drake Biggie said that he was an outstanding athlete and always got things done.

Biggie said: “Everyone wanted to talk to Tate, everyone wanted to be around Tate.”

He also said that Myre always “got the job done,” and he certainly did, even when it came to protecting his fellow students, putting his own life in the hands of the shooter, instead.

Myre attempted to disarm the gun, giving other people time to escape with their lives, but, his wounds after doing so, were substantial, and he lost his life as a result of his bravery.

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And, its safe to say, Myre’s spirit is going to be missed dearly by not only his family, but his teammates, too.

We are truly sorry that this has happened, and our hearts go out to the families who are grieving right now.
Your children are, and will always be, heroes.

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