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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 ...



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.



Candlelight vigil held year after Freeman High School shooting  KHQ Right Now

A candlelight vigil was held at Freeman High School on Thursday night. Hundreds gathered on the school's football field, a year after a shooting on campus left ...



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 ...



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

ROCKFORD, Wash — It is bound to be an emotional week at Freeman High School as this Thursday marks one year since a shooter opened fire inside the ...



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.



Freeman students march in unity to honor memory of slain classmate Sam Strahan  The Spokesman-Review

Drenched in sunshine and a sharp spring wind, more than 70 students marched Friday out of Freeman High School behind a “Freeman Strong” banner to the ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Tom's Tailgate heads to Freeman High School on Friday  KREM.com

There is no Tom's Tailgate vote this week, as this is a pre-designated match-up meant to highlight the Freeman Strong spirit at the start of a new school year.



Bloomsday 2018 volunteer shirts to honor Freeman High School  KHQ Right Now

The 42nd running of Bloomsday is here and race organizers are using this year's race to honor the students and staff at Freeman High School. Helping the ...



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 ...



Freeman Strong flag returned home after flying alongside Ol' Crimson  KHQ Right Now

SPOKANE, Wash. - After the tragic events at Freeman High School last year, KHQ's Patrick Erickson passed along a Freeman Strong flag to the Ol' Crimson ...



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 ...



‘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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Students return to Freeman High School for 1st time since shooting  KOMO News

ROCKFORD, Wash. (AP) - Students who ran in fear last week from a Washington state high school where a shooting left one dead and three wounded returned ...



Steve Christilaw: Year at Freeman defines resiliency of human spirit  The Spokesman-Review

I was told early on that the phoenix, the bird, was a character of mythology and later a character from the Harry Potter novels. ... But six decades and counting ...



Student died after confronting shooter at Spokane school  CNN

Student killed while trying to confront shooter in Spokane high 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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.



Hundreds of Spokane students join nationwide protests against gun violence  The Spokesman-Review

Hundreds of Spokane students walked out of classes Friday to protest two decades of school gun violence that has left at least 130 dead and 255 injured across ...



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.



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 ...



Spokane-area schools prepare for student walkouts demanding stricter gun control  The Spokesman-Review

Some of her classmates say it's no use, that nothing can – or will – be done to prevent another mass shooting. But Christina Morrison, a junior at Freeman High ...



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.



Florida massacre rekindles emotions from Freeman shooting  The Spokesman-Review

The massacre that killed 17 people in Florida, as well as other recent school killings, reopens emotional wounds for officials and victims who continue to cope ...



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.



Lewis and Clark junior strives to keep student voices alive in debate over school shootings  The Spokesman-Review

Dylan Soth wants to keep momentum going among the young voices calling for change following the shooting in Parkland, Florida.



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 ...



Rallies, speeches and demonstrations planned across the city  The Spokesman-Review

A wave of events and demonstrations rolls out across the city today, as students stage walkouts against gun violence, educators rally for school safety and the ...



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 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 ...



Freeman High School responds to reported social media threat  KHQ Right Now

FREEMAN, Wash. - School administrators at Freeman High School informed parents Tuesday afternoon that they were notified of a possible threat Tuesday ...



Students ignite gun control debate at Cheney High School  The Spokesman-Review

Dozens of Cheney High School students left their classrooms when the clock struck noon Wednesday and staged an hourlong demonstration in subfreezing ...



Students across Spokane area participate in nationwide school walkout  The Spokesman-Review

Students across the Inland Northwest walked out of school Wednesday morning in a show of solidarity for the survivors and lives lost in the Parkland, Florida, ...



Boys 1A: Freeman comes up short again as Lynden Christian takes title  The Spokesman-Review

Lynden Christian stunned the Scotties and the boisterous SunDome crowd with five straight 3-pointers late in the first half Saturday night and captured the State ...



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 ...



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) ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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

SPOKANE, Wash. – Three students shot at Freeman High School helped kick off Bloomsday as the race's celebrity starters. Gracie Jensen suffered a spinal cord ...



Freeman High School shooting  The Spokesman-Review

One student was killed and three others were injured in a shooting Wednesday morning at Freeman High School south of Spokane, and the sole suspect was ...



Rockford to honor Freeman High School at Southeast Spokane County Fair  The Spokesman-Review

The small town of Rockford plans to honor the victims of the Freeman High School shooting with a moment of silence at this weekend's Southeast Spokane ...



In their own voice: Students offer thoughts about school walkouts  The Spokesman-Review

The Spokesman-Review asked local high school students to share, in their own words, why they plan to walk out of class Wednesday morning to demand stricter ...



Freeman High School student gives harrowing first-hand account of shooting  KHQ Right Now

FREEMAN, Wash. - We continue to learn more about a shooting inside Freeman High School. KHQ spoke with one Freeman junior who saw the tragic events ...



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,...



Boys 1A: Freeman flips script on Zillah, earns spot in title game  The Spokesman-Review

Freeman worked its way to a 19-point lead in the third quarter, then held off a closing Zillah rush in the state 1A boys semifinals on Friday, winning 76-67 and ...



Freeman football coach steps down  The Spokesman-Review

Freeman High football coach Jim Wood announces his retirement after 17 years at the Rockford school.



Ball girl happy to ‘be like a statue’: Former Freeman tennis star has firsthand look at pro tournament  The Spokesman-Review

Savannah Sousa is having the time of her life. She just can't let her face show it.



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 ...



Locking classrooms becomes latest safety measure in Spokane schools  The Spokesman-Review

When the 2000 students return from spring break Monday at Lewis and Clark High School, they will be part of the next generation of school safety: studying in ...



Officials: school shootings attract profiteers | News  KHQ Right Now

SPOKANE, Wash. - The superintendent of a Washington school district says she started receiving emails from people trying to sell "door locks, metal detectors ...



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 ...



West Valley School District pushes for secured entries at its four remaining schools without them  The Spokesman-Review

The West Valley School District is making a final push this summer to complete secured entries at the only four schools in the district that still don't have them.



Spokane elementary school parents gear up for National School Walkout Day  KHQ Right Now

Spokane, Wash. Parent's at Woodrow Wilson Elementary on Spokane's South Hill are getting ready for Wednesday's National Walkout Day. They are taking part ...



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 ...



Portion of U.S. Highway 27 to be named Sam Strahan Memorial Highway  The Spokesman-Review

The Washington State Transportation Commission voted unanimously to name a stretch of U.S. Highway 27 the Sam Strahan Memorial Highway, after the teen ...



Guest Opinion: Dr. Becky Berg: Our school shooting holds lessons for Freeman  The Spokesman-Review

If any lessons can be learned from each other – and students, staff and families can heal more quickly – then that is what we should be about.



Hundreds gather to remember student killed in Freeman shooting  KHQ Right Now

On Saturday afternoon hundreds of people made their way to University High School to pay their respects and remember Sam Strahan, the 15-year-old student ...



Two Freeman victims read moving poem at Sacred Heart Children's charity lunch  KREM.com (subscription)

The survivors attended the "Kids at Heart" lunch to raise money for Sacred Heart Children's hospital. Funds this year are going to support emergency and trauma ...



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 ...



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 ...



Queen, court named in 2018 Lilac Festival coronation  The Spokesman-Review

The first thing Halle Nelson planned to do when she got home was eat some cake. Maybe call her friends. “I'm on cloud nine,” the North Central High School ...



Chaps Diner and Bakery opens its door to Freeman families  The Spokesman-Review

Chaps Diner and Bakery was closed to the public Thursday, but open – and free – for everyone in the Freeman community and emergency responders following ...



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.



Virginia Tech shooting survivor to speak at Gonzaga school safety forum  The Spokesman-Review

A survivor of the 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech will moderate a panel discussion about school safety Monday afternoon at Gonzaga University.



Reversing three-year trend, discipline rises in Spokane Public Schools  The Spokesman-Review

African-Americans, special education students and other groups in Spokane Public Schools are facing much higher rates of discipline than their peers, the ...



More than a game: Community bands together under Freeman's Friday night lights  KHQ Right Now

It was a cool September evening at Freeman High School. For a few hours it was all about football, but the night was about much more than just a game.



How much local school districts pay for resource officers to keep halls safe  KREM.com

KREM 2 set out to learn how much our local districts are paying for school resource officers and what they get for their money.



A look at some deadly U.S. school shootings of years past  Seattle Times

Authorities say a former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing “numerous” people. The Broward County sheriff said 14 people were ...



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.



State adopts new student discipline rules despite concerns from local school districts  Pacific Northwest Inlander

A month ago, Spokane Public Schools and a dozen other school districts in Eastern Washington signed onto a letter opposing certain language in a new set...



Student injured in Freeman HS shooting visits firefighters who treated her  KREM.com (subscription)

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. – One of the teenagers hurt in a shooting at Freeman High school that left one student dead and three others hurt visited Spokane ...



Man accused of harassing, threatening 911 operator in more than 20 calls  The Spokesman-Review

Spokane Valley Deputies arrested a man on Tuesday for making “highly agitated and abusive” threats to a 911 operator.



Families of Freeman shooting victims release statement | News  KHQ Right Now

SPOKANE, Wash. - One day after a 15-year-old boy opened fire at Freeman High School, killing one student and injuring three more, the family of the victims ...



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.



Freeman basketball squad attempts to avoid distraction of top RPI ranking  The Spokesman-Review

Freeman High School's boys basketball team is the top-ranked Class 1A team in the state according to the new ranking by the state's governing body, the WIAA ...



Freeman continues bringing in counselors for faculty, students, parents  KHQ Right Now

FREEMAN, Wash. - KHQ has confirmed that the 15-year-old accused of shooting four students at Freeman High School will be in court on Wednesday morning.



Father of Sandy Hook shooting victim speaking at Our Kids: Our Business  The Spokesman-Review

When Jeremy Richman's 6-year-old daughter, Avielle, was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, he decided to leave his career in drug development ...



Freeman High School Suspended, Evaluated Shooter After Note Was Discovered  Centralia Chronicle

The day a Freeman High School student shot four students, killing one, was his first day back to school after he was suspended for writing notes that appeared to ...



Mom demands change after school threat at Reardan High School  KHQ Right Now

It was a late September afternoon in 2017. Most remember the time frame because the community was still reeling from the shooting at Freeman High School.



Walkouts honoring slain students prompt differing responses in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene  The Spokesman-Review

Inspired by the powerful messages from the students who survived the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a Spokane eighth grader started handing out ...



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 ...



Eight decades and counting: 80th Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade honors region’s veterans  The Spokesman-Review

Coasting down Washington Street in a vintage military Jeep, World War II veteran and retired Admiral George Lotzenhiser said he relished being a part of one of ...



Student Causes Lock Down At Freeman High School  KHQ Right Now

KHQ.COM- At approximately 9:30 am on Wednesday a Freeman student became extremely agitated.



Freeman High Scotties square off against league’s top teams  The Spokesman Review

There will be more than a few broken hearts before the day is over today at Freeman High School, where the Scotties play host to the Class 1A Bi-District ...



'We want change:' Thousands of Washington students walk out of class protesting gun violence  Q13 FOX

Thousands of students in Western Washington joined youth across the country in walking out of class to protest gun violence.



Fatal police shooting at Shadle Walmart, threats after Freeman High shooting, morning headlines  Pacific Northwest Inlander

ON INLANDER.COM NEWS: Schools all over the region are feeling the shock waves from last month's tragic shooting at Freeman High School, where one ...



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