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AMERICAN GREATNESS: Hero Teen Gives His Life Trying to Stop School Shooting

Tate Myre, 16, has been hailed as a hero after he lost his life Tuesday trying to stop a shooter at his Michigan high school.


Tate rushed the gunman and attempted to disarm him, according to Oxford High School students who witnessed the act of bravery.


“I was told that everybody in that school was running one way, and Tate was running the other way,” Ross Wingert, who coached the teen in football and wrestling, told the Detroit Free Press.

  • Tate was “the fastest, most athletic kid in that school,” Wingert said. “There’s no way he couldn’t have gotten out of there if he wanted to. … I know Tate chose to do what he thought was right and he made the ultimate sacrifice.”
  • Just hours after Tate died of his injuries en route to the hospital, classmates created a petition to rename the school’s sports stadium in his honor.


Four students were reportedly killed in Tuesday’s shooting, and seven people were injured, including a teacher.

  • As of Wednesday night, three students remained hospitalized, including a 17-year-old in critical condition.

Ethan Crumbley, 15, a member of Myre’s sophomore class, was being charged as an adult in the shooting.

  • Crumbley came out of a school bathroom with a semi-automatic handgun and began firing at other students while moving down the hallway, prosecutors said at his arraignment Wednesday.
  • While prosecutors have yet to disclose a motive, they said the shooting was premeditated and there is a “mountain of digital evidence” against Crumbley.

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