En 16 år gammel amerikansk fotballspiller på en high school i Michigan ofret sitt eget liv da han forsøkte å avvæpne en drapsmann under en skyteepisode i Michigan.
Tate Myre, 16, has been identified as one of the three victims who died in the shooting at Oxford High School. The others have been named as 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin, and 14-year-old Hanna St. Julian.
According to his fellow students, Myre, who played running back for the Oxford Wildcats football team, was shot while trying to disarm the shooter and later died from his injuries.
Myre hylles nå for sitt mot, og det er startet en underskriftskampanje som ønsker at skolens fotballstadion skal kalles opp etter den unge, avdøde helten. Titusenvis har allerede signert.
We teach our kids to be tough, to stand up – to fight. This kid did it on the football field and he did it today in the moment of truth. This kid is a hero – my heart is empty yet full at the same time. Life is a precious gift folks. RIP Tate Myre. Kearsley football won’t forget https://t.co/v3pAiVVqeD
— KearsleyFootballBuzz (@BuzzKearsley) December 1, 2021
Tate Myre var en talentfull fotballspiller som nettopp hadde blitt valgt ut til regionens all star-team. Han var i søkelyset for fremtidige stipender fra ulike universiteter.
His quote from his post-game interview, “Rain is like Oxford football, tough,” resonates with the type of guy he was. Gritty to the highest degree. When Tate rushed the gunman he made the ultimate selfless sacrifice, something we should always remember to give perspective to our everyday lives.
Myre, a junior running back and middle linebacker on the football squad, was remembered by a fellow Michigan high school football player as a beloved athlete in the area.
“He was a standout player. He inspired many people and was loved by many people,” Matt Johnson, 17, told The Post.