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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

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: 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: 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: Fri., May 10, 2019, 7:29 a.m.

Spokane students taught to confront shooters when other options have run out

As more and more children lose their lives interceding, the question becomes what are Spokane students being trained to do?


Ami Strahan and Dr. Michael Van Dyke: Prevent another Freeman: Vote yes on 1639

Join us in voting Yes on Initiative 1639 this November to help prevent tragedies like the Freeman shooting from happening again.


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 …


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 …


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: 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: 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 …


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, 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 …


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: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 10:29 p.m.

Prayers, tears and remembrance as community remembers ‘hero’ Sam Strahan

Crowds packed the University High School gymnasium in a remembrance for Sam Strahan, whom many called a hero for his attempt to intervene in the school shooting at Freeman High …


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: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 7:47 p.m.

Details of memorial service for student slain in Freeman shooting announced

Sam Strahan’s memorial service will be held on Saturday and is open to the public, according to a news release from the family. Strahan was shot and killed by a …


Strangers fold flowers for Freeman shooting victim’s memorial

About 40 strangers joined together, Thursday, to handcraft paper flowers for Sam Strahan’s memorial service.


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 …


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, 11:13 p.m.

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, 7:44 p.m.

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.


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: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 12:45 p.m.

12 weeks after father dies, tragedy strikes Strahan family again in Freeman shooting

Sam Strahan died mere weeks after losing his father in a tragic accident on Father’s Day.