Gov. Cooper orders flags lowered to half-staff for victims of Texas school shooting
RALEIGH, N.C. (WECT) - Governor Roy Cooper ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning immediately until sunset May 28, 2022 to honor the victims of the shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas.
On Tuesday, May 24, a senseless act of violence took the lives of 19 young children and a teacher at Robb Elementary School.
In response to the shooting Cooper released the following statement:
“What a devastating and unspeakable tragedy at a Texas Elementary School where at least 19 students and 2 teachers were killed by a shooter. Our hearts are heavy for their loved ones and the community.”
Cooper encourages individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, and others to fly flags at half-staff during this time.
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