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Judge moves accused Freeman shooter Caleb Sharpe’s murder trial to 2020

Just a week after Freeman High School observed a moment of silence to remember Sam Strahan, a Spokane County judge rescheduled the first-degree murder trial of Caleb Sharpe to Oct. 5, 2020, just more than three years after the school shooting that killed Sam and injured three girls.

Citing technological mishap, state will again seek to delay hearing for Freeman shooting suspect Caleb Sharpe

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 months and two birthdays behind bars. After a delay in August, Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell said Thursday the state will again be requesting another continuance, likely pushing the date of the declination hearing into the new year. Sharpe turns 18 next October.

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 they sheltered in fear last September following the shooting that killed 15-year-old Sam Strahan and injured three girls.

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 students and teachers, from far-flung news reporters seeking information, and from anxious parents and relatives pleading to know if their kids were alright.

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

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 School, says she’ll walk out of class on April 20, joining students across the country, to press lawmakers for stricter gun control. She said a few classmates plan to join her for the demonstration, and she hopes to rally more in the coming weeks.