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Images of Freeman High School shooting courtesy Spokesman-Review

Prayer Vigil tonight for Freeman High Shooting Victims


Today one student was killed and three injured in a shooting at Freeman High School, just south of Spokane, according to the Spokesman-Review.

In response, StJohn‘s Cathedral will host a prayer vigil tonight for all those affected by the shooting.

The vigil will be from 7-8 p.m.

Details about the shooting are still emerging.

“Our hearts are broken by the events at Freeman High School this morning. This is a terrible day for the students, parents, teachers, administrators and the rest of that close-knit community. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this horrendous tragedy. First responders in our region are one team,” Spokane Mayor David Condon said in a statement.


[Correction: Initial reports of the number of students injured were inaccurate. The correct number of injured students is three, not five.]

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Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash.

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