Ige orders flags at half-staff after mass shooting at Texas school

At the direction of President Joe Biden, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the U.S. flag and the Hawaii state flag will be flown at half-staff at the state capitol and upon all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard, immediately, until sunset on Saturday.

This action is a mark of respect for the 14 children and one teacher who were shot and killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday morning.

“I join our nation in mourning the tragic and senseless loss of these innocent victims, and I stand with the families of those affected by this horrific act of violence,” Ige said. “On behalf of the state of Hawaii, I express my deepest condolences to the victims’ families, the faculty, staff and student body at Robb Elementary School, and the Uvalde community in Texas.”

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