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  1. Judge: Teen charged in Freeman High School shooting to be tried as adult  Q13 News Seattle
  2. Judge orders Caleb Sharpe to be tried as adult for Freeman High School shooting  The Spokesman-Review
  3. Judge determines admitted Freeman High School shooter will be tried as an adult  KHQ Right Now
  4. Judge says Freeman shooting suspect will be tried as an adult  KREM.com
  5. Judge: Youth charged in school shooting to be tried as adult  FOX 28 Spokane
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  1. Judge will decide if Freeman High School shooting suspect will be tried as adult  Q13 News Seattle
  2. Judge to decide Tuesday whether Caleb Sharpe stands trial as adult for Freeman school shooting  The Spokesman-Review
  3. Judge to decide how to try Washington school shooting suspect  The Columbian
  4. Judge will decide if Caleb Sharpe will be tried as an adult on Tuesday  KHQ Right Now
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Custodian describes chaotic shooting scene inside Freeman High School  The Spokesman-Review

Freeman High School custodian Joe Bowen launched Sept. 13, 2017, like most days. He unlocked all the doors to the school before marching up to fix two ...



School resource deputy recounts first chaotic moments of Freeman High shooting  The Spokesman-Review

Armored with weathered skin and a hint of sunburn, Spokane County Deputy Ron Nye looked down and went silent Friday when the prosecutor asked how the ...



Attorneys battle over whether accused Freeman High School shooter should be tried as adult  The Spokesman-Review

Nearly two years in the waiting, attorneys finally began on Monday presenting evidence to determine whether accused Freeman High School shooter Caleb ...



Freeman High School shooting suspect hearing set for July  KLEW

After months of delay, a hearing has been set to determine if a Freeman High School shooting suspect should be tried as an adult. Caleb Sharpe, 17, is charged ...



Defense expert: Therapist failed to convey Caleb Sharpe threats to shoot up Freeman High School  The Spokesman-Review

On Sept. 5, 2017, Freeman High School sophomore Caleb Sharpe gave two girls envelopes and instructions for them not to read the notes they contained until ...



Education notebook: Freeman High School’s FBLA members place in Top 10 at state conference; five advance to nationals  The Spokesman-Review

Five students from Freeman placed in the Top 10 in their events at the 2019 Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference in Bellevue and ...



Against the Odds: A story of Freeman Athletics' extraordinary year  KHQ Right Now

On September 13, 2017, the world turned upside down at Freeman High School. A young man entered the school and opened fire. He killed one student, Sam ...



Former president of Freeman High fundraising group arrested on charges of theft  The Spokesman-Review

A former leader of a Freeman High School parent-teacher group was arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing over $6000 from the group's bank account for ...



Freeman shooting suspect has court hearing delayed again as judge declares: ‘This will be the last’  The Spokesman-Review

Caleb Sharpe turns 18 in October. But in July – 22 months after the then 15-year-old sophomore allegedly opened fire at Freeman High School – a court will ...



Mother of victim at Freeman High School shooting testifies in favor of proposed gun control bills  Pacific Northwest Inlander

At a packed state Senate committee hearing in Olympia on Monday, Ami Strahan, mother of the 15-year-old victim in the 2017 Freeman High School mass...



Much delayed declination hearing set for accused Freeman shooter Caleb Sharpe  The Spokesman-Review

A visibly thinner Caleb Sharpe, who also has longer hair, appeared Friday before a Superior Court judge who instructed attorneys to make preparations to finally ...



Hearing to determine if Freeman School shooting suspect tried as an adult  KLEW

A long-awaited hearing to determine if the teen accused of the mass shooting at Freeman High School should be tried as an adult. A hearing began Monday in ...



Hearing to decide if alleged Freeman High School shooter will be tried as adult pushed to November  The Spokesman-Review

Prosecutors have again delayed a hearing to determine whether suspected Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe will be tried as a juvenile or adult.



A year after tragedy, Freeman High will hold candlelight vigil tonight  The Spokesman-Review

One year later, Freeman is still strong. And vulnerable. Reminders of strength are everywhere, as hashtagged signs hang on houses and barns and the cars and ...



More delays sought in Freeman High school shooting case  KHQ Right Now

SPOKANE, Wash. - More delays are being sought in the effort to determine if the boy who shot four students at Freeman High School last year should be tried as.



WATCH: Judge determines admitted Freeman High School shooter will be tried as an adult  KHQ Right Now

After a week of emotional testimony, Judge Michael Price ruled Tuesday that the admitted Freeman High School shooter should be tried as an adult.



Freeman High School shooting: Suspect said he was bullied, police documents say  CBS News

Police say a Washington high school sophomore came to school with two guns and fatally shot a teen who tried to stop him.



One student dead, three in hospital after classmate opens fire at Freeman High School  The Spokesman-Review

A sophomore boy brought a rifle and a handgun to Freeman High School just as classes were starting Wednesday morning, killing one student and seriously ...



Hearing to determine if accused Freeman school shooter is tried as an adult set for July  KHQ Right Now

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A long-delayed hearing to determine if Caleb Sharpe is tried as an adult for the 2017 shootings at Freeman High School is now set for ...



Spokane Valley teen releases music video honoring Sam Strahan  KREM.com

SPOKANE, Wash. — A local high school student released a music video on Wednesday in honor of Sam Strahan. Strahan was killed in 2017 after a student ...



Accused Freeman shooter's defense team expected to turn over documents to court Wednesday  KHQ Right Now

A defense lawyer for the 17-year-old accused of opening fire at Freeman High School says he plans to comply with a court order to provide all exhibits by ...



Caleb Sharpe to face judge to learn trial details tomorrow  KHQ Right Now

Caleb Sharpe to face judge to learn trial details tomorrow. Caleb has been in custody since the shooting at Freeman High School.



A year later and still strong: Community comes together on anniversary of Freeman High shooting  The Spokesman-Review

One year after tragedy struck Freeman High, the school and the community are still Freeman Strong, even through the tears. Many were shed Thursday night as ...



Unbowed by tragedy, Freeman High School finds unity at Friday night game  The Spokesman-Review

After tragic school shooting, Freeman High School came together Friday night to celebrate their school, each other and the ties that bind them.



Former Freeman school district fundraising president under investigation for theft  The Spokesman-Review

The former president and treasurer of the Freeman school district's nonprofit fundraising group is under investigation for first-degree theft after allegedly stealing ...



In the space of moments, Freeman High School ripped by violence  The Spokesman-Review

He arrived with a warning for his friends. In a note, he told them he planned to do “something stupid.” Just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, his promise was kept and a ...



Citing technological mishap, state will again seek to delay hearing for Freeman shooting suspect Caleb Sharpe  The Spokesman-Review

By the time Spokane County decides whether alleged Freeman shooter Caleb Sharpe should be tried as a juvenile or an adult, he'll have spent at least 16 ...



Gun violence ‘has to stop somewhere,’ mother of Freeman shooting victim testifies  The Spokesman-Review

Mother of Freeman High School shooting victim Sam Strahan says common sense gun laws “will save lives.”



Police interview, video in Freeman HS shooting case to remain sealed  KREM.com

SPOKANE, Wash. — A judge has ruled in favor of sealing video, transcripts and recordings in the case of a teen accused of opening fire at Freeman High School ...



Spokane students taught to confront shooters when other options have run out  The Spokesman-Review

Another life was lost to a school shooting on Tuesday. His name was Kendrick Castillo, and he saved the lives of his fellow students, alongside two other ...



Authorities release 911 tapes from day of Freeman High School shooting  The Spokesman-Review

Nearly six months after the shooting at Freeman High School, authorities released about two hours' worth of 911 recordings related to the incident. They include ...



What are Kent Factors? Judge in Freeman shooting case to use them in hearing  KREM.com

A hearing to decide whether the Freeman High School shooting suspect will be tried as an adult will continue Wednesday.



Judge rules prosecutors can use Caleb Sharpe’s statements following Freeman High School shooting  The Spokesman-Review

A judge ruled Monday that all the statements Caleb Sharpe gave detectives minutes after the Freeman High School shooting can be used to determine whether ...



Freeman High School teen Sam Strahan summoned courage when it mattered most  The Spokesman-Review

No one can say what motivated Sam Strahan to face the shooter, rather than flee into a classroom as bullets whizzed down the hallway. While the carnage still is ...



Community in mourning after student killed in Freeman HS shooting  KREM.com (subscription)

Editor's note: App users, click here. FREEMAN, Wash. -- Classes in Freeman are canceled for the rest of the week following a shooting at Freeman High School ...



Accused Freeman school shooter told detectives that everything went ‘exactly as intended’  The Spokesman-Review

Caleb Sharpe flipped a coin and it came up heads. So the Freeman High School sophomore loaded a semi-automatic rifle and ammunition into a golf bag, ...



Freeman HS superintendent discusses security nearly one year after tragedy  KREM.com

Freeman students and staff are getting a little extra love this week. The students are enjoying comforting visits from therapy dogs along with extra counselors in ...



Three injured in head-on collision near Freeman High School  The Spokesman-Review

Three people were transported to the hospital after a head-on collision near Freeman High School late Monday night.



Help flows in as Freeman High School looks forward  The Spokesman-Review

After the shooting at Freeman High School, assistance began flowing to the school.



Ami Strahan and Dr. Michael Van Dyke: Prevent another Freeman: Vote yes on 1639  The Spokesman-Review

Join us in voting Yes on Initiative 1639 this November to help prevent tragedies like the Freeman shooting from happening again.



Decision on adult charges for accused Freeman HS shooter set for May  KREM.com (subscription)

Caleb Sharpe is accused of opening fire in the hallway of Freeman High School last year, killing one student, Sam Strahan, and injuring three others.



Freeman shooting highlights difficulty of keeping schools secure  The Spokesman-Review

The events at Freeman High School last week represent the fundamental challenge of school security: balancing the public nature of schools with safety and ...



Freeman High shooter alluded to bomb making, new court docs show  The Spokesman-Review

Accused Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe often messaged friends and classmates about acquiring material for bombs, according to court ...



Fueled by a family gift, Ellen Hawley Memorial Scholarship established at Freeman High  The Spokesman-Review

After longtime volunteer Ellen Hawley died on June 13, her family established a memorial scholarship to help students at Freeman.



Mother of Freeman High School shooting victim speaks at gun reform fundraiser  KREM.com

People gathered at the McGinnity Room in Downtown Spokane to see a new art exhibit to raise money for gun reform efforts Thursday. The event was hosted by ...



Two girls injured in Freeman school shooting surprise classmates with visit  The Spokesman-Review

The two girls injured in the Freeman school shooting surprised their classmates with a visit, Monday.



Caleb Sharpe Decision Expected This Afternoon | News  KHQ Right Now

The ongoing hearing deciding whether to try accused Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe as a juvenile or an adult could come to a close. A decision is ...



Liberty schools get full-time school resource deputy  The Spokesman-Review

After more than a decade of sharing a school resource deputy with the Freeman School District, the Liberty School District now has a new, full-time school ...



Freeman Scotties get revenge, but fall short in title game  The Spokesman-Review

The 2017-18 Freeman squad, with eight seniors, had both the most successful season (24-1) in school history. ... Around Freeman, however, there isn't yet the ...



Freeman High's FBLA chapter members advance to nationals after taking top honors at state  The Spokesman-Review

Five Freeman High School FBLA chapter members earned top honors at the 2017 State Leadership Conference in Spokane and qualified for the upcoming ...



Judge will rule on adult charges for Freeman shooting suspect on Tuesday  KREM.com

KREM's Amanda Roley was at the Spokane County Courthouse on Monday as a judge heard closing arguments on whether to try alleged Freeman High School ...



Shawn Vestal: At graduation, Freeman Class of 2018 remembers, and looks to the future  The Spokesman-Review

The celebration of the graduating Freeman High School Class of 2018 was made all the more poignant Saturday by the weight of what they'd been through ...



Declination hearing delayed again for suspected Freeman shooter Caleb Sharpe  The Spokesman-Review

The hearing to determine whether suspected Freeman shooter Caleb Sharpe is tried as a juvenile or as an adult has been delayed again to this summer, some ...



Education notebook: EV, Freeman FBLA members compete at 2019 national conference  The Spokesman-Review

The FBLA members from East Valley and Freeman competed in the 2019 National FBLA Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas.



Education notebook: Freeman High School plans community art night Nov. 16  The Spokesman-Review

Freeman High School will host a community art night it's calling “Explore Your Heart With Art” on Nov. 16. Participants can help create art on fabric squares, ...



Freeman students compete in Hoopfest as "The Survivors"  KREM.com

SPOKANE, Wash.-- Thousands of strong teams were seen competing at Hoopfest on Saturday, but one team in particular stood out. The "Survivors," consisting ...



High School Shooting Victim Memorialized In Spokane, Beyond  NW News Network

The victim of a high school shooting outside Spokane was memorialized over the weekend. At the same time, his friends and neighbors remembered him at a ...



Freeman HS superintendent says being Freeman Strong means persevering through difficulty  KREM.com

KREM 2's Jane McCarthy spoke with Freeman Superintendent Randy Russell about how they are turning something tragic into a springboard to a more positive ...



Freeman suspect said he'd been bullied, got guns from father's safe: Court docs  KREM.com (subscription)

The suspect in the shooting at Freeman High School Wednesday got the guns from his father's gun safe, according to probable cause documents released ...



WATCH: Judge will decide Tuesday whether accused Freeman shooter will be tried as adult or juvenile  KHQ Right Now

The question of whether the accused Freeman High School shooter will be tried as an adult or a juvenile will finally be answered after days of emotional ...



Anonymous threats on social media can paralyze an entire school. But for one Spokane teenager, the nightmare wouldn't stop  Pacific Northwest Inlander

Cramped in the backseat on the car drive home from a family trip, Emily checks her Instagram to pass the time. A red dot pops...



State 1A baseball: Freeman finally reaches peak by knocking off King’s Way Christian for title  The Spokesman-Review

Michael Coumont had come to Yakima seven times with Freeman High School teammates in search of state championships in basketball and baseball.



Freeman School District honors Fire District 8 for ongoing support since school shooting  The Spokesman-Review

The Freeman School District recently presented Spokane County Fire District 8 with a special award in recognition of the fire district's support since a school ...



Locally: Spokane Sports Commission announces finalists for Spokane Youth Sports Awards  The Spokesman-Review

Finalists for the 2019 Spokane Youth Sports Awards have been announced by the Spokane Sports Commission.



Students shot at Freeman HS helped kick off Bloomsday  KREM.com

Much like the past eight months since the shooting at Freeman, the girls were welcomed with open arms.



Ami Strahan confronts life on her own after losing her husband to freak accident, then her son at the Freeman High School shooting  Pacific Northwest Inlander

Ami Strahan needed to escape. Of course she did. Half her family was taken from her in the span of three months. The text messages,...



Three suspects in Freeman HS purse theft plead not guilty  KREM.com (subscription)

SPOKANE, Wash. – All three suspects accused of stealing a purse from a parent's car during the Freeman High School shooting appeared in court Tuesday for ...



Cheney High School student crowned Lilac queen, encourages connection with community  The Spokesman-Review

A Cheney High School student who hopes to inspire others to make connections in their communities was crowned this year's Lilac Festival queen.



Hearing on if student will be tried as adult is Nov. 26  KHQ Right Now

A hearing to determine if a Freeman High School student charged with shooting one classmate to death and wounding three others will be tried as an adult has ...



Court docs reveal texts, Snapchats accused Freeman HS shooter sent  KREM.com (subscription)

Court documents said friends of the accused shooter, told authorities about getting strange requests and messages from him before the incident.



Taxpayers responsible for some expenses in case against teen charged in Freeman High School shooting  KREM.com (subscription)

Spokane County will have to pay up to $3500 for an expert to evaluate the 15-year-old.



VIDEO: Judge Determines Freeman Shooter Will be tried as an adult  NBC Right Now

Get Tri-Cities Breaking News alerts from NBC Right Now. Daily News Updates from NBC Right Now. A daily newsletter focused on providing important and ...



A Cougar becomes a Scottie  The Independent

(By Colin Haffner/Chewelah Independent). Kris Herda is seen here with wife Kelsie and daughter Addison. (Courtesy photo) ...



‘Beacon of light’ at Freeman: Senior Jackson Clark among those who stepped up; he cherishes the school  The Spokesman-Review

The tragic events of Sept. 13, certainly changed the course of Freeman High School senior Jackson Clark's final year in high school, but they didn't change the ...



Spokane Valley man recovering from serious injuries after ski accident at Silver Mountain  KREM.com

Scott Barkley says his son Chris is recovering and has been able to lift his arm after a crash at Silver Mountain broke his neck.



Family of student killed in Freeman shooting releases statement  KREM.com (subscription)

In the face of tragedy, Samuel David Strahan ran towards the shooter instead of away. He died in a moment of bravery and selflessness. Sam is my hero.



School Shootings List in Twenty Years Since Columbine: 240 and Counting  Westword

Twenty years ago tomorrow, on April 20, 1999, two seniors at Columbine High School killed twelve students and a teacher before taking their own lives in an ...



Cheney, Freeman, East Valley students place at FBLA National Leadership Conference  The Spokesman-Review

Several local high school students have returned from the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, where they competed among 12,000 students in ...



Freeman HS alumni make 'Freeman Strong' shirts  KREM.com (subscription)

Freeman High School alum Trevor Smith and his friends are making "Freeman Strong" t-shirts that are raising money for families of the victims in Wednesday's ...



Dave Nichols: Giving a few more senior athletes a little bit more recognition  Sports and Weather Right Now

All of this year's nominees are extremely qualified and rightful recipients of this honor. These are the kids we should be promoting and holding up as an example ...



State Route 27 renamed 'Sam Strahan Memorial Highway' after Freeman shooting victim  KREM.com (subscription)

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Washington State Transportation Commission renamed State Route 27 Wednesday afternoon after the teen who was killed in the ...



Freeman HS cross country runner competes alone to support community  KREM.com (subscription)

A Freeman HS cross country runner decided to run without the rest of his team to support the Freeman community.



Freeman High School student arrested on child rape charges has history of illicit behavior  The Spokesman Review

An 18-year-old Freeman High School student arrested Wednesday on charges of child rape had been arrested before for possessing explicit photos of ...



Two Inland Northwest natives to be featured on History Channel survival show "Alone"  KHQ Right Now

Update: Two Inland Northwest men, one a Spokane native and the other from North Idaho, will be featured on History Channel's sixth season of the survival ...



Woman pleads guilty to stealing from vehicles of Freeman High parents  The Spokesman-Review

Renee Mann, one of three people accused of stealing from vehicles parked near Freeman High in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 13 school shooting ...



Freeman High principal to be Newport superintendent  The Spokesman Review

He's not the first Dave Smith to serve as superintendent of the Newport School District. Smith, 42, has left his position as principal of Freeman High School to ...



Freeman senior prepares for bodybuilding competition  The Spokesman-Review

Michaela Rosenthal is easy to spot as she walks down the halls at Freeman High School. She's the one carrying a cooler and a gallon jug of water everywhere ...



Registration underway for Mead School District’s popular summer STEM camps  The Spokesman-Review

The Mead School District is continuing its annual tradition of opening its doors to the community for summer STEM camps and registration for the popular camps ...



Wrestlers sixth at Tri-State tournament  Eastern Washington Statesmen Examiner

The Colville Indians wrestling team took sixth place in the 39th annual Tri-State wrestling tournament held last weekend at North Idaho College in Couer d'Alene ...



Father of Sandy Hook victim who spoke at Gonzaga died by suicide  The Spokesman-Review

The father of a six-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary victim died by suicide on Monday. Jeremy Richman spoke at Gonzaga University last April about the ...



Wharton has helped thousands as a nurse, chaplain, Red Cross volunteer, counselor and more  The Spokesman-Review

Days after the Freeman High School shooting, Barb Wharton sat in a circle with about 15 teachers who had locked down their classrooms that day to keep the ...



A case study of bullying: Ex-Freeman High School student says peer harassed him for years; alleged bully denies it  The Spokesman-Review

Dana Condrey's son didn't want to leave his high school, especially not because of a bully. But in September, the 16-year old junior transferred to Ferris after ...



Suspect in Lewis and Clark High School threats case is released again on bond  The Spokesman-Review

After a weekend in jail, 18-year-old Ryan Lee – the former student accused three separate times of threatening to shoot students at Lewis and Clark High School ...



PTHS Knowledge Bowl team wins state  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School Knowledge Bowl team for 2019 won the 1A Knowledge Bowl State Championship March 23 at West Valley High School in ...



Education notebook: Mead School District hunts for new superintendent  The Spokesman-Review

Mead School District is in search of a new superintendent following the retirement announcement of Tom Rockefeller, who served as superintendent for 13 years ...



A teen is set to graduate from high school and Harvard within 11 days  Q13 News Seattle

(CNN) - Braxton Moral walked across the stage Sunday at his high school in Ulysses, Kansas, as a newly-minted graduate. Less than two weeks later, the ...



Spike in Spokane schools discipline linked to turbulent year, school officials say  The Spokesman-Review

A new report on Spokane Public Schools discipline data shows a spike in suspensions and expulsions in the first 40 days of school.



Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien facing assault charges in Spokane  Q13 News Seattle

Former Super Bowl hero Mark Rypien has been arrested in Washington state on suspicion of domestic violence.



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