Letter to Freeman High School parents and students from Superintendent Randy Russell

Dear Freeman Family,

This is Randy Russell, superintendent.

As you are aware, an unthinkable tragedy occurred today on our campus. I speak for the entire Freeman Family in sending sincere thoughts and prayers to the family of our student lost today, to our injured students and their families, as well as the entire Freeman community.

I want to share with you as much information as I can, while respecting the privacy of students and families, and assuring that law enforcement officials are allowed to complete a comprehensive criminal investigation.

Shortly after 10 o’clock this morning an armed student opened fire on four innocent students, resulting in one student fatality at Freeman High School. Thankfully, our injured students are expected to recover. The shooter was apprehended and is in custody.

There will be no school in our district tomorrow, Thursday, September 14, and counseling services for students and staff will be available. Specific information about location and times for those services will be shared on the Freeman School District website and Facebook.

We greatly appreciate the cooperation of our wonderful students, awesome staff, and amazing parents.

Thank you for loving, and supporting, your children, our staff, and one another always, especially during this difficult time.

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