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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 5:12 p.m.

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., July 23, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

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, 8:53 p.m.

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, 9:52 p.m.

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, 9:40 p.m.

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., June 6, 2019, 2:28 p.m.

Freeman senior Veronica Keizer learned ‘life is precious’ and is eager for future

Everything can change. That’s something everyone, young or old, will learn at some point in their lives. Freeman High School senior Veronica Keizer – Ronni – learned it when her …


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 12:35 a.m.

Education notebook: Freeman High School’s FBLA members place in Top 10 at state conference; five advance to nationals

Five students from Freeman placed in the Top 10 in their events at the 2019 Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference in Bellevue and earned a right to …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

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., Nov. 1, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Former president of Freeman High fundraising group arrested on charges of theft

A former leader of a Freeman High School parent-teacher group was arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing over $6,000 from the group’s bank account for personal items.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

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 …


Virginia Tech shooting survivor to speak at Gonzaga school safety forum

Kristina Anderson, a 19-year-old sophomore at Virginia Tech, was seated in her Intermediate French class in Norris Hall when gunfire erupted in a classroom down the hallway. Like many other …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 10:19 a.m.

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, 9:20 p.m.

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: Tue., July 24, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

Three injured in head-on collision near Freeman High School

Three people were transported to the hospital after a head-on collision near Freeman High School late Monday night.


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 …