Shooting victim hailed a hero

FREEMAN, Wash. (KHQ) – In the days following a school shooting at Freeman High School in Freeman, Washington Wednesday that left one person dead and three people injured, we are learning more about the student who was killed.

Anna Strahan, the cousin of Sam Strahan, who was shot after he confronted the accused shooter, released a statement on behalf of the Strahan family.

In the statement, Anna writes that Sam was a beloved member of the family and the community, and says the cause of his death is “bigger than a mental health or bullying issue,” and that warning signs about potential shooters need to be taken seriously. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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