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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 ...



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 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 ...



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...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

ROCKFORD, Wash. --The student accused of shooting a classmate to death at a Washington state high school Wednesday and wounding three others told ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Community in mourning after student killed in Freeman HS shooting  KING5.com

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 ...



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Second woman, man suspected of snatching purse belonging to Freeman High School parent arrested  The Spokesman-Review

It was in the middle of the chaos surrounding a school shooting last week that three people saw opportunity rather than heartbreak. While parents sped along ...



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 ...



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.



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) ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



‘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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Freeman football coach steps down  The Spokesman-Review

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



Spokane mom group asks community to spread love to school shooting survivors  KREM.com

SPOKANE, Wash. — Just a few weeks ahead of Valentine's Day, a Spokane group is asking the community to help spread a little love. The Spokane Chapter of ...



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 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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — A Spokane Valley man is recovering after breaking parts of his neck and a suppressed spine in a skiing accident at Silver ...



Education notebook: Sophomores Katarina Kenlein of LC and Andre Ramsey of Rogers named student advisers on school board  The Spokesman-Review

The Spokane Public Schools board of directors has chosen two new student advisers for the 2019-20 school year.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Combatting ‘compassion fatigue’: Initiative focuses on well-being of Clarkston School District’s staff and students  The Spokesman-Review

A large part of Bruns' job is helping students at the high-poverty school in Clarkston. But now his responsibilities have grown to include a focus on the well-being ...



Education notebook: Mead student wins jewelry design award  The Spokesman-Review

Mead High School student Delaney Langston recently took first place in the jewelry category of the Passing the Torch competition held by Seattle Metals Guild.



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.



16-year-old arrested for threat against Pullman High School  KLEW

On this one year anniversary of the Freeman High School shooting a Pullman High School student is arrested after police say he threatened a school shooting.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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,...



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

ROCKFORD, Wash. - 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 ...



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 ...



Beyond sincere assistance, school shootings attract profiteers, would-be saviors and so-called experts  The Spokesman-Review

In the minutes, hours and days following a school shooting, those involved struggle to process, heal and understand. And those looking to make a buck pick up ...



Senate passes school-safety bills  Washington State Wire

Washington's State Senate passed three bills related to safety in schools this week, adding to a broad list of measures in-motion that address different topics ...



Liability law hampering use of school marshals  The Spokesman-Review

Last spring, the Washington state Legislature created a work group to make recommendations on how to intervene and prevent mass shootings. The group ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



CVSD celebrates new North Pines Middle School  The Spokesman-Review

The new North Pines Middle School is open for business as staff and teachers prepare for the start of school next week, the smell of new paint still hanging 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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Volunteers swarm the Christmas Bureau to unload toys  The Spokesman-Review

The Spokane County Fairgrounds exploded with activity Monday as volunteers rushed to set up the Christmas Bureau and unload semi trucks full of toys ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



From the Archives photos for January and February  Richmond.com

Here's a collection of images that were featured as the Times-Dispatch's From the Archives photos during the months of January and February.



Freeman Scotties coming off magnificent season  The Spokesman Review

The Freeman Scotties started the 2013-14 school year with an incredible run in one sport and look to finish the year with the same flourish. Freeman rolled to its ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Marysville superintendent, survivor help Freeman after shooting  KING5.com

The survivor of the 2014 Marysville-Pilchuck shooting and the school superintendent has sent words of help and advice to Freeman following last week's deadly ...



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