Michigan in Mourning



On November 30th, at Oxford High School in Oxford Michigan, 4 were killed and more were in injured in a school shooting. This is known as the deadliest school shooting since 2018. A 15 year old named Ethan Crumbley is allegedly responsible. He posted a picture of his gun on Instagram and there were videos found on his phone of him talking about shooting his gun in a school. The students who were killed were Hana St. Juliana, Madisyn Baldwin, Justin Shilling, and Tate Myre.

Madisyn Baldwin was 17, and she had already gotten full scholarships into a few colleges. Madisyn had 3 siblings and was a good artist who loved to draw according to her family.

Hana St. Juliana was only 14. She loved to play basketball and she was on the team ans loved to play. She was killed before her debut with the team. The Oxford women’s basketball team shared a tribute to her saying, “We will never forget your kind heart, silly personality, and passion for the game.” Also, they said, “This season we play for you Hana.”

Justin Shilling was 17. He was the captain of the bowling team, and all of his friends said that we was a dedicated friend. The place where he worked, Anita’s Kitchen, said, “Justin was an exemplary employee, a devoted friend and co-worker, co-captain of his bowling team, and simply a pleasure to be around. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”

And finally, Tate Myre. Tate was a varsity athlete tight end on the football team. Also, he was an honors student and loved to learn. His brother shared on Twitter, “I miss you with everything in my heart Tate. What I would do to see to one more time.” Also, on the day of the shooting, multiple people said that Tate tried to disarm the shooter. Tate Myre is a hero, and he will always be remembered. His classmates have started a petition for their school’s football stadium to be named after him. The petition already has over 200,000 signatures.

Overall, in the Oxford shootings, the story shouldn’t be about the shooter, it should be about the incredible young individuals that were taken from us. We will forever remember those lost to us in Oxford.