On Tuesday Oxford High School in Michigan experienced one of the worst things a school can go through. A 15-year-old kid opened fire on a bloody rampage that left 4 dead, including one hero who attempted to disarm the violent teenager, and 8 other injured.
16-year old Tate Myre, a member of the Wildcats football team, was shot by 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley while attempting to disarm the rampaging teenager. Once his bravery was revealed, the community came out in support of the young man who lost his life.
Crumbley has been arrested and charged as an adult for the murders.
Crumbley recorded videos the night before the shooting in which he talked ‘about shooting and killing students,’ according to law enforcement.
“Further, a journal was recovered from Ethan’s backpack also detailing his desire to shoot up a school to include murdering students,” Lt. Tim Willis said.
What’s really mind-boggling is the fact that Crumbley’s parents were at the school that morning. They were asked for a face-to0face meeting with school officials to discuss their son’s behavioral issues in the classroom.
“The parents were brought in the morning of the shooting and had a face-to-face meeting with the school,” Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard said.
“The content of that meeting obviously is part of the investigation but we did not learn of that meeting, nor of the content of that meeting until after the shooting and during this investigation.”
The school shooter is charged with four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assault with intent to murder, and 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He has pleaded not guilty.
He fired more than 30 rounds in the hallways of Oxford High School on Tuesday shortly before 1:00 p.m., killing three students and wounding seven others, including a teacher. A fourth person died later in the hospital.
“He methodically and deliberately walked down a hallway, aimed the firearm at students, and fired it,” Mark Keast, an assistant prosecuting attorney in Oakland County, said. “After children started running away from the defendant, he continued down the hallway, again at a deliberate and methodical pace, pointing and aiming inside classrooms and at students who hadn’t had the opportunity to escape.”
The victims of the shooting are 16-year-old Tate Myre, 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana, 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin, and 17-year-old Justin Shilling. Seven students and one teacher were injured.
Friends of the heroic teen launched a Change.org petition to have the school’s stadium renamed after Myre.
The petition recounts Tate’s efforts to disarm the killer, and added, “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, he put his life in danger to try and help the thousands of other students at Oxford High School.”
The violence that is occurring in the country won’t be abiding anytime soon. There is so much division and anger coming from all sides. Philadelphia has already surpassed their gun deaths from last year and they are the most heavily gun regulated city in Pennsylvania.