SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash - While students across the country walked out of school Wednesday to demand change and honor the victims of the Parkland, Florida shooting, students at one Spokane County high school had someone else on their mind: their own classmates, hit by gunfire in a school shooting there last fall.
Freeman High School students planned to pause not only for the 17 victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but also for Sam Strahan. Strahan, a sophomore, was shot and killed in a second floor hallway in September. Police have arrested a fellow student for Sam's murder; he's also charged with shooting three other students in that hallway.
The three girls are recovering well. Counselors will remain available to students throughout the rest of the school year. Doctors say many still suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder related to the shooting.
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