Governor orders American flags to be lowered in honor of Florida shooting victims

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CORRECTS SPELLING TO MARJORY NOT MARJORIE Students are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, after a shooter opened fire on the campus. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – President Donald Trump has issued a directive to lower flags to half-staff at all federal facilities in honor of the victims of the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Per this directive, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has ordered the flags of the United States of America and the state of Utah to be flown at half-staff at all facilities for the same duration.

Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly flags at half-staff until sunset on Feb. 19, 2018.

A gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida. The 17 dead included students and school workers, young and old.

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