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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.”



Freeman High School shooting: one year later  KXLY Spokane

Things have reached a new normal at Freeman High School, but what happened on Sept. 13, 2017 will never be forgotten.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Washington bills aim to ban untraceable guns, limit high-capacity magazines  KING5.com

The Senate Law and Justice Committee heard testimony Monday on a series of gun-related bills aimed at banning untraceable firearms, limiting high-capacity ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Heard in Olympia: Gun debate heats up  The Seattle Times

Washington voters approved sweeping gun-safety legislation in November, passing Initiative 1639 by a wide margin. But many state lawmakers still want to do ...



Gun magazine sizes, other firearms restrictions at play in renewed debate at Capitol  The News Tribune

Gun rights advocates clashed Monday with supporters of four bills in the Washington state legislature that ban “high-capacity” magazines and firearms made ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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

I was sitting at my desk on the phone when I got the news. I remember being frustrated that one of my co-workers insisted on interrupting me. Then I heard that ...



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 ...



Student died after confronting shooter at Spokane school  CNN

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



‘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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



Knezovich refuses to join ‘grandstanding’ sheriffs in opposition to new gun laws  The Spokesman-Review

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich has a message to those who want him to publicly refuse to enforce Washington's new restrictive gun law: Don't tread ...



More delays in the Freeman shooting case  KXLY Spokane

The state is seeking further delays in its effort to determine whether the boy who shot four students at Freeman High School last year should be tried as an adult.



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 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 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 ...



Accused Freeman High School Shooter Pleads Not Guilty  NW News Network

The suspect in a shooting that left one student dead and three injured at Freeman High School outside of Spokane, Washington, last week quietly pleaded not.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Freeman football coach steps down  The Spokesman-Review

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



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 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 ...



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) ...



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, ...



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.



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,...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Stoneman Douglas High student speaks as students, teachers rally  The Spokesman-Review

Following another round of student walkouts Friday morning, student-activists took center stage at an afternoon gathering of the Washington Education ...



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.



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 School first semester honor roll  The Spokesman Review

Freeman High School recently announced its first semester honor roll for the 2014-15 school year. Seniors.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Inland Northwest difference makers: Calling for nominations  The Spokesman-Review

During the past year, people living in the Spokane region have shown courage, generosity and love to one another. While news reports so often focus on ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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...



Tom's Tailgate goes to Clarkston vs. Lewiston game Friday  KREM.com

The Clarkston Bantams are playing the Lewiston Bengals in a rivalry game!



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 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.



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 ...



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.



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