Classmates of Tate Myre, one of the four students killed during the shooting at a Michigan high school Tuesday, are calling him a hero after the 16-year-old junior lost his life while trying to disarm the alleged gunman.
Myre died in a patrol car as a deputy tried to get him to an emergency room, according to Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.
Many of his fellow students want Myre to have a lasting legacy and in response, more than 136,000 people have signed an online petition to honor the running back on the football team by renaming the Oxford High School stadium after him.
“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,” the petition reads. “He put his life in danger to try and help the thousands of other students at Oxford High School.”
In addition to Myre, three other students 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana, 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin, and Justin Shilling were also killed.
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