Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has ordered flags lowered to half-staff out of respect for the Florida school shooting victims and families.
Here’s the full proclamation:
As requested by the President of the United States, I hereby order all flags flown in the state of Montana to be displayed at half-staff on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 until sunset on Monday, February 19th, 2018, out of respect for the victims and the families of the mass shooting that took place at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14th, 2018.
These acts of violence are far too prevalent and they are occurring in places where folks ought to feel the safest – where we learn, where we work, where we worship. Thoughts and prayers aren’t solutions. We must reflect on both our mental healthcare system and gun safety laws and start the conversation about how we find solutions that save lives.
Dated this 15th day of February 2018.