Trump Orders Flags At Half-Staff After School Shooting

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Updated February 15, 2018
The flag above the White House flies at half staff after an order by US President Donald Trump on February 15, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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President Donald Trump ordered flags at US embassies, government buildings and military installations to be flown at half-mast on Thursday after 17 people were shot dead at a school in Florida.

In a proclamation, Trump ordered the measure “as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on February 14, 2018.”

“Our nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida,” he said.

AFP