Oxford High students holding candles are asked to stand during a vigil after a shooting at Oxford High School near Lake Orion, Michigan, on November 30, 2021EFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images
Three students died after a shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan on Tuesday.
A 15-year-old male was taken into custody as a suspect, Oakland County Sheriffs said.Advertisement
The sheriffs office named the victims late Tuesday. Here’s what we know about them.
Three students were killed Tuesday after a shooting at Oxford High School near Detroit, Michigan.
A 15-year-old sophomore was taken into custody as a suspect, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said in a press conference Tuesday.
The sheriff’s office has named the three students killed as Tate Myre, 16, Hana St. Juliana, 14, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17.
At least eight other people, including a 47-year-old teacher, were injured in the attack, the sheriff’s office said. Bouchard said it wasn’t known if the suspected shooter targeted individual students.
Here’s what we know about the victims so far, according to the sheriff’s office and reports. The families have been notified, Bouchard said.
Tate Myre, 16
Myre was taken to hospital by a sheriff’s deputy after being shot, but he died in the patrol car.
“There was no time to wait,” Bouchard said Tuesday. “He tried to load him in the car to get him as fast as he could to a hospital, and he expired in the car.”
Myre, a tight end and linebacker for his football team, had recently won school honors, The New York Times reported. “He was a standout player. He inspired many people and was loved by many people,” Matt Johnson, a 17-year-old who had played against Myre, told The New York Post.
As of Wednesday morning, more than 33,000 people have signed a petition calling on the school to rename its stadium the “Tate Myre stadium.”
Madisyn Baldwin, 17
Baldwin, one of three siblings, was about to graduate from the school. She had been accepted to several colleges, some with a full scholarship offer, her family said, according to Click On Detroit.
Her family described her as an artist who enjoyed drawing, reading, and writing, the outlet reported.
Baldwin’s grandmother, Jennifer Graves Mosqueda, posted updates on Facebook during the shooting on Tuesday, sharing that Baldwin was not answering calls from family members and she was not present in her psychology class, according to the Detroit News.
Mosqueda, who said her granddaughter called her GiGi, has raised over $22,000 in a GoFundMe for Baldwin’s family.
“This beautiful, smart, sweet loving girl was tragically taken from us all today leaving a huge hole in all of our hearts,” Mosqueda wrote on the GoFundMe page. “This horrific day could never have been imagined or planned for.”
Hana St. Juliana, 14
Little information about St. Juliana has been made public as of Wednesday morning.
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