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A beloved football player and a senior with college scholarships among Michigan school shooting victims

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Authorities said one suspect was in custody after Tuesday’s shooting at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan. More than 100 calls were made to 911. About two to three minutes after officers arrived, they found the 15-year-old — and took him into custody without incident, said Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.

The students who lost their lives were Tate Mer, 16; Authorities said Hannah St. Juliana, 14, Madison Baldwin, 17, and Justin Schilling, 17. The shilling died Wednesday morning, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

Clearly, Tate Meyer was dedicated to his sport. The team said in a tweet that he was a star footballer who had secured a place on the university team since he was a freshman at Oxford High School.

He was not only talented in this field, but excelled academically and was an honors student.

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“It is with great sadness that one of the victims of today’s tragic accident at OHS is Tate Meyer,” the team tweeted Tuesday evening. “Tate was a wonderful young man with a bright future and loved by all. We will miss you, Tate.”

Myre’s Twitter account is full of top games and brawling videos that showcase his abilities. One of his last tweets, on November 28, thanked the University of Toledo soccer team for hosting him at one of their games.

The sheriff said a deputy carried Mer into their car after the shooting, but he died on the way to the hospital.

An online petition has appeared demanding that the school’s football field be renamed after Myre.

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“Tate is not just a hero to his fellow students at Oxford High School, but a legend. An act of bravery must be remembered forever and passed down through the generations. He put his life in danger to try to help thousands of other students at Oxford High School.”

As of Wednesday morning, it has collected more than 48,000 signatures.

Madison Baldwin, 17

Madison Baldwin
Madison Baldwin was expected to graduate this year, her family told WDIV’s CNN, and she’s already been accepted into several colleges — some of which have been awarded full scholarships.
Her grandmother, Jennifer Graves-Mosqueda, known to Baldwin as “GiGi,” announced the loss of her family on Facebook and created a GoFundMe campaign on behalf of Baldwin’s mother Waldwin.

“This beautiful, intelligent and lovable girl was tragically taken from all of us today, leaving a huge hole in our hearts…” Graves Muscoida wrote on Facebook. “This terrible day could not have been imagined or planned.”

“My daughter and son-in-law will never ask for anything during this time, but I want them to be able to be with each other, and with their other children and families during this time without worrying about work, bills and arrangements,” he wrote on the campaign website.

Baldwin was an artist who loved to draw, read and write, her family told WDIV. She was the eldest daughter of three siblings, and had a younger half-brother and two sisters whom she loved very much, they said.

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Hana Saint Juliana 14

Hana Saint Juliana
Oxford High School women’s basketball team Share a greeting Wednesday to 14-year-old shooting victim Hannah St. Juliana.

“We will never forget your kind heart, your silly personality and your passion for the game,” the team wrote on Twitter. “Since sixth grade camp, I’ve stayed devoted to basketball at Oxford, enjoying the game.”

The team stated on Tuesday night that it could have been her debut with the team.

“This season we play for you Hana,” the team wrote.

Justin Schilling, 17

His employer described Justin Schilling, who died Wednesday morning, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, as a bowling team co-leader, a loyal friend, and much more.

Anita’s Kitchen, where Shilling works, shared a statement on social media about him.

His workplace wrote: “We have just learned of the death of Justin Schilling, an illustrious young employee of Lake Orion, in connection with the tragic events that occurred at Oxford High School yesterday.” “Justin was an exemplary employee, loyal friend and co-worker, and co-leader of his bowling team, and it was simply a pleasure to be around. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”

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The family-owned business has three locations in Michigan and has employed many Oxford High School students.

“Since we opened our doors in Lake Orion in December 2019, a lot of our staff has been Oxford High School students,” the company wrote. “We often wonder how much we enjoyed such amazing kids as part of our Lake Orion team. Simply put – we wouldn’t be a restaurant without them. Our heart aches for all of them today, as they begin to recover from this terrible tragedy.”

He shot six other students and the teacher of fire

Authorities said seven others – six students and a teacher – were shot dead.

Students grabbed scissors in self-defense and escaped from a window during a Michigan high school shooting that killed 3 and wounded 8

Among the injured was a 14-year-old girl who was on a ventilator after surgery, Bouchard said Tuesday night. A 14-year-old boy was also shot in the jaw and head, while the teacher, who was shot, was discharged.

Senior Eden Page was in the classroom when he heard two shots of gunfire on Tuesday afternoon – part of what authorities described as the sophomore’s “killer and murderer” frenzy.

Just as in their active shooting drill, Page watched his teacher run and slam the door, then students pushed desks against him, he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

“We grabbed calculators, grabbed the scissors in case the shooter got in and had to attack them,” he said, describing how a bullet penetrated an office they used to lock the door.

The attack was the deadliest in a US school shooting since eight students and two teachers were killed in May 2018 at Santa Fe High School in Texas, according to Education Week. There have been 28 school shootings this year – 20 since August 1 – by their tally.

CNN’s Amanda Jackson contributed to this report.

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