STARNES: Teen Football Player Sacrifices Life For Classmates
The following is a transcript of Todd’s morning radio commentary – heard on hundreds of stations around the nation.
Hello Americans, I’m Todd Starnes. Stand by for news and commentary next.
The gunman opened fire just after lunch at Oxford High School in Michigan. Three students were killed. Many others were wounded – including a teacher.
Tate Myre was in the hallway where the shooting started – a 16-year-old boy – a linebacker and tight end for the football team.
While his classmates ran for cover Tate tried to disarm the killer — a 15-year-old sophomore.
It was an act of courage and bravery that would cost Tate his life. Tate was mortally wounded.
A deputy sheriff found the boy bleeding to death in the hallway – he loaded the young hero into his squad car – but Tate died in the back seat.
There is no doubt great evil in this world – and it was manifested in the act of the monster who killed those kids. But there is also great love in this world – and that was manifested in the life of Tate Myre – a 16-year-old boy who laid down his life for his friends.
I’m Todd Starnes.