SHP Statement on Freeman High School Shooting



Dini von Mueffing Communications 

Stephanie Morris 



Sandy Hook Promise Releases Statement Regarding School Shooting 

 at Freeman High School in Rockford, WA 


September 13, 2017  With the school year just starting, we are heartbroken to learn about the mass school shooting at Freeman High School in Rockford, WA. Our hearts and thoughts are with the Rockford community, as we know all too well the anguish that this community feels today and the days to come.  


What should be an exciting time for eager students, took an unfortunate turn after a student opened fire in the hallway at Freeman High School killing one and injuring three. Students should be able to go to school and expect a safe learning environment.  


We know that these atrocities can make one feel helpless and like all hope is lost. It is not. We must take this time to come together to take real action to keep our children safe. 


Join us to help prevent another mass shooting. Make the Promise, talk to your legislators, get your community involved, and encourage kindness and inclusion.  


We wrap Rockford in our love right now, but our collective actions are needed from every community across America.   


About Sandy Hook Promise 

Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a non-partisan national nonprofit formed and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.  Based in Newtown, Connecticut, SHP’s sole purpose is to prevent gun violence BEFORE it happens so that no other parents experience the senseless, horrific loss of their child.  SHP delivers, at no cost, four Know the Signs programs that teach youth and adults to recognize signs and signals of individuals who may be at-risk of hurting themselves or others and intervene to get them help before it is too late.  SHP’s Know the Signs programs have helped stop a school shooting, multiple suicide and firearm threats, while also intervening to help individuals get mental health assistance.  Additionally, SHP advocates for sensible state and federal violence prevention policy in the areas of mental health and wellness identification, intervention and treatment as well as firearm access and storage. To bring SHP’s Know the Signs programs to your school or community or help advocate for sensible policy, visit