Gov. Whitmer To Lower Flags In Honor Of Victims of Oxford High School Shooting

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff immediately to honor and remember the victims of the shooting at Oxford High School in Oakland County.

“My heart breaks for the students, teachers, staff, and families of Oxford High School,” stated Governor Whitmer. “The death of multiple students and the shooting of many others, including a teacher, is horrific. I want to thank the first responders on the ground working hard to keep people safe as law enforcement officials investigate this shooting and get the community the help it needs right now. Our state is in mourning alongside the parents who had their children taken from them today and the entire community in Oxford.”

The lowering of the flags comes after a student opened fire at Oxford High School in Oakland County Tuesday, killing three and injuring eight others. Officials have not yet released the names of those killed.

Officials say the State of Michigan remembers the victims and stands with the Oxford community by lowering flags to half-staff.

Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff.

Officials say flags should be lowered until further notice.

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