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

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 together, and how they …


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

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 quality of his …


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Judge rules prosecutors can use Caleb Sharpe’s statements following Freeman High School shooting

A judge ruled Monday that all the statements that Caleb Sharpe gave Spokane County sheriff’s detectives just minutes after the Freeman High School shooting can be used in the hearing …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 10:40 a.m.

Declination hearing delayed again for suspected Freeman shooter Caleb Sharpe

The hearing required by law to be held within 14 days to determine whether suspected Freeman shooter Caleb Sharpe is tried as a juvenile or as an adult has been …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Freeman students march in unity to honor memory of slain classmate Sam Strahan

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 same football field where …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 2:52 p.m.

Hundreds of Spokane students join nationwide protests against gun violence

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 the country.


Rallies, speeches and demonstrations planned across the city

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 #MeToo movement returns to …


Sam Strahan’s mother recounts loss, urges change at event calling for gun reform

Students around the Inland Northwest will step out of school Friday to honor those killed in recent shootings. Meanwhile, Ami Strahan will celebrate what should have been her 22nd anniversary …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 12:38 p.m.

Lewis and Clark junior strives to keep student voices alive in debate over school shootings

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


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Students across Spokane area participate in nationwide school walkout

From Mead in the north to Lewis and Clark in the south and across the state line to Coeur d’Alene High School in the east, students across the region walked …


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

Freeman Scotties get revenge, but fall short in title game

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 kind of joyous reverie surrounding …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 10:39 p.m.

Authorities release 911 tapes from day of Freeman High School shooting

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 dozens of calls from frightened …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Students ignite gun control debate at Cheney High School

Dozens of Cheney High School students left their classrooms when the clock struck noon Wednesday and staged an hourlong demonstration in subfreezing temperatures, joining a wave of young people across …


Freeman High School teen Sam Strahan summoned courage when it mattered most

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 hard …


Freeman High School students continue tradition of helping at the Christmas Bureau

The Christmas Bureau was organized chaos Wednesday as volunteers gathered to unload trucks full of toys and set up the Bureau for another year of serving those in need at …


Freeman football coach steps down

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


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

Woman pleads guilty to stealing from vehicles of Freeman High parents

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, pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree …


Education notebook: Freeman High School plans community art night Nov. 16

Freeman High School will host a community art night Nov. 16.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

Freeman High shooter alluded to bomb making, new court docs show

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


Tod Marshall: Well-being depends upon connections, living in the moment

Literally, pointing out flowers, walking in a park, urging young people to see the world can have a huge impact on their mental health.


Spin Control: Let’s come to terms with what mass shooters really are

Maybe we should rethink the way we refer to people who engage in mass shootings.


Guest Opinion: Dr. Becky Berg: Our school shooting holds lessons for Freeman

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.


Help flows in as Freeman High School looks forward

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


Guest Opinion: William Benson: Sam Strahan leaned in; we can, too

Whether by tragic coincidence, or by gritty determination, Sam Strahan leaned in. And that makes him mighty. In the last moments of his life, he joined the fraternity of heroes.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

Rockford to honor Freeman High School at Southeast Spokane County Fair

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 County Fair. Along with …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

Accused Freeman school shooter Caleb Sharpe drew an “X” over some student pictures in yearbook

When Spokane County Sheriff’s detectives searched Caleb Sharpe’s home, they found he had marked out the faces of fellow classmates in the Freeman High School yearbook. “X = kill,” Detective …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

Two girls injured in Freeman school shooting surprise classmates with visit

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


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 9:25 a.m.

Support measures in place as Freeman students return to school

Freeman High School students will return to school Monday for the first time since violence erupted there last week.


Shawn Vestal: No easy answers after Freeman school shooting

Whatever your pet theory regarding school shootings, the events at Freeman High could satisfy it. Do you blame easy, continual access to guns? Check. Do you blame mental illness and …


Editorial: Freeman tragedy needs broader perspective

Why does it keep happening? What can we do? We all want to make sense of this. But the answers aren’t simple, no matter how much we wish they were