Fifth Harmony Posts Message to Spokane Following School Shooting
Fifth Harmony has taken to Twitter to relay support to Spokane, Wash., after a shooting at Freeman High School that killed one and injured three on Wednesday (Sept. 13). Later that night, the quartet performed at Spokane's County Interstate Fair.
The pop group's Twitter message, posted about two hours before they were scheduled to take the stage, reads: "Spokane, our hearts are hurting for your beautiful city. We love you and are dedicating tonight's show to the victims of today's tragic events, their families & friends, and everyone at Freeman High School."
❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/NafCDfK2V5— Fifth Harmony (@FifthHarmony) September 14, 2017
As classes were starting Wednesday morning, sophomore Caleb Sharpe opened fire in a second-floor hallway. Sam Strahan was killed in the incident, while three girls -- Emma Nees, Jordyn Goldsmith and Gracie Jansen -- were injured and are reportedly in stable condition. Compounding the Strahan family's grief, Sam's father, Scott Strahan, passed away two months ago.
In a message posted on a GoFundMe page started by Sam's uncle that has raised $22,289 toward a college fund for Sam and sister Emily to date, uncle Eric Strahan wrote: "Still grief stricken from the loss of my younger brother earlier this year, now I learned today that my nephew Sam was killed in this shooting at his high school when he tried to intervene to stop the shooter. Please help me raise money to help support the family during this difficult time."
All classes in the Freeman School District were canceled for Thursday, according to The Spokesman-Review.