Governor Roy Cooper ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities to half-staff beginning immediately until sunset Friday, March 31, in honor of the lives lost during the senseless act of violence at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee on March 27.
Statement from Governor Roy Cooper
"We mourn with the families of the victims of yet another senseless school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee. Gun violence is preventable and the murder of children should never be acceptable. Criminals and the people who enable them must be held accountable."
Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are also encouraged to fly flags at half-staff for the duration of time indicated.
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