State to honor Emilio Hoffman and Paul Lee who were both killed in school shootings
(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber today ordered all flags at public institutions statewide to be lowered and flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.
"In one week we lost two young Oregonians to shootings at Reynolds High School and Seattle Pacific University," Governor Kitzhaber said. "We’ve learned this week that Emilio Hoffman and Paul Lee both liked to make people smile, had kind hearts and were embarking on opportunities at new schools. I am devastated to know their potential and dreams were cut short by senseless acts of violence. To the family and friends of Emilio and Paul, their school communities, and emergency responders, we stand with you."