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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

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. …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Spokane judge sets trial date for charged Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe

A judge on Friday set an Oct. 7 trial date for accused Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe, but the defense attorney indicated that the trial is likely not to …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office will soon be able to watch schools’ live security footage

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office could have access to live camera feeds for 10 area school districts’ security systems during a mass shooting or other emergencies as soon as this …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019

Judge orders Caleb Sharpe to be tried as adult for Freeman High School shooting

Accused Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe, 17, will face trial for first-degree murder as an adult, a judge ruled on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019

Judge to decide Tuesday whether Caleb Sharpe stands trial as adult for Freeman school shooting

The biggest legal question stemming from the Freeman High School shooting was not necessarily who pulled the trigger: It was whether the young man who was caught at the scene, …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019

Custodian describes chaotic shooting scene inside Freeman High School

Freeman High School custodian Joe Bowen launched Sept. 13, 2017, like most days. He unlocked all the doors to the school before marching up to fix two toilets in the …


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019

Attorneys battle over whether accused Freeman High School shooter should be tried as adult

Nearly two years in the waiting, attorneys finally began on Monday presenting evidence to determine whether accused Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe will be tried for murder as a …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Freeman shooting suspect has court hearing delayed again as judge declares: ‘This will be the last’

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 decide whether …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018

A year later and still strong: Community comes together on anniversary of Freeman High shooting

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 more than 200 people …


A year after tragedy, Freeman High will hold candlelight vigil tonight

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 trucks that ply the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Hearing to decide if alleged Freeman High School shooter will be tried as adult pushed to November

Prosecutors have again delayed a hearing to determine whether suspected Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe will be tried as a juvenile or adult.


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018

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

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 …


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., March 1, 2018

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 …


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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017

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.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017

Accused Freeman High School shooter pleads not guilty

The attorney for accused Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe entered a written not guilty plea into the record on Thursday, according to new court documents.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017

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 …


Freeman High School suspended, evaluated shooter after note was discovered

A parent and a school official confirmed for the first time Friday that the Freeman School District knew Caleb Sharpe had handed notes to students threatening to do something stupid, …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017

Purse stolen from mother as she raced to find child in wake of Freeman school shooting

A mother left her car on Highway 27 in Rockford to run to Freeman High School to find her children Wednesday after a fatal shooting was reported there. Someone then …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017

One victim in Freeman shooting released from hospital

One of the teenage girls shot and injured in Wednesday’s school shooting was released from the hospital Thursday, according to a hospital news release.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017

Bullying too simple an explanation for Freeman school shooting, experts say

When Caleb Sharpe told police he opened fire on his Freeman High School classmates to “teach everyone a lesson about what happens when you bully others” his story fell into …


Signs and warnings failed to prevent Freeman school shooting

Caleb Sharpe began months ago making videos with guns and bragged to several friends when he figured out the combination to his father’s gun safe.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017

Accused shooter at Freeman brandishes guns on YouTube channel

Friends and classmates described suspected Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe as quiet and sometimes quirky, but said they were surprised to see him turn violent. His YouTube antics, however, …