Governor Dayton has directed all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff

Governor Dayton has directed all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff Click to Enlarge

ST PAUL (KNSI) - In honor of the victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Trump, Governor Dayton has directed all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota.

Governor Dayton says flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset on Monday, February 19 as a mark of respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence.

"Yesterday's terrible massacre of schoolchildren in Florida should shock and horrify all Minnesotans," said Governor Dayton.

"I urge all of us to demand, and then work for, an end to this insane violence."

Read the governor's full proclamation here.

17 people were killed and dozens more injured in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The suspected shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, is being held without bond on 17 counts of murder.

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