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Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown today ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Feb. 19 in honor of the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

"My heart goes out to the young victims, their families, and all impacted by the tragic mass shooting in Florida," Governor Brown said. "As we grieve, it pains me to bear witness to yet another school shooting in America. This unconscionable gun violence devastates families and tears apart the very fabric of our communities. We know there are steps we can take to reduce incidents like these. Let's take action to keep our children and communities safer."

The White House also issued a national flag-order, and the full presidential proclamation will be available here .

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Chris Pair
503-378-8197
chris.pair@oregon.gov
Bryan Hockaday
503-580-7836
bryan.hockaday@oregon.gov
Kate Kondayen
503-378-6496
kate.kondayen@oregon.gov
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