Freeman High School Shooting: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know


A shooting has been reported at a high school in the Spokane Valley. The gunfire was first reported on September 13 at Freeman High School in Spokane, Washington. Initial information says that three people have been shot and there is possibly one fatality.

This is a breaking story so please stay tuned for updates.

Here’s what we know so far:

1. There Are Reports that a Suspect has Been ‘Detained’

KHQ reports that a “suspect is detained.” The report adds that information is “very limited” in the early stages of the story.

2. The Identity of the Suspect Has Not Been Revealed

The identity of the suspect has not been revealed. Spokane News reports that the suspect is a male who was “walking firing shots.” That tweet adds that the suspect “shot at a vehicle.”

3. The Conditions of the Victims Is Unknown

There has been no confirmation of how many victims there is. Spokane Review’s Nick Deshais reports that ambulances have taken victims to Sacred Heart hospital. A spokeswoman told Deshais, “We’re gearing up to handle the response.”

4. Social Media Users Have Said that There Is a Massive Police Response at the School

5. There Are 327 Students Enrolled at the School

Freeman High School shooting

Freeman School District

According to Great Schools, there are 327 students enrolled at Freeman. The school caters to grades 9-12. That profile notes that the school ranks below the state average in terms of college and career readiness. The school’s principal is Jim Straw.

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