Tate Myre, a 16-year-old football player at Michigan’s Oxford High School, sacrificed his life Tuesday to save his classmates from the deadly shooting that has claimed at least three other lives.
Ross Wingert, who was Tate’s football and wrestling coach, told the Detroit Free Press that the junior ran towards the gunman to try and disarm him.
“I was told that everybody in that school was running one way, and Tate was running the other way.”
Myre’s classmates have started a Change.org petition in which they are calling for Wildcats Stadium to be renamed in his honor. The petition had over 125,000 signatures as of Thursday morning.
“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,” reads the description on the Change.org petition.