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Freeman High School shooting

A sophomore boy brought a rifle and a handgun to Freeman High School just as classes were starting, killing one student and seriously injuring three others, according to witnesses and investigators.

News >  Spokane

McMorris Rodgers visits Freeman High School

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers delivered donuts to students and staff at Freeman High School on Tuesday morning, along with a pledge to bring federal assistance to the site of last week’s fatal school shooting.

Opinion >  Column

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 a dearth of caretaking services? Check. Do you blame bullying? Check. Do you blame a violence-saturated culture of play violence? Check. Do you blame media coverage and the potential of a copycat effect? Check. Do you blame – with all the ease and comfort of hindsight – a failure to recognize and act on warning signs?