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Snyder: Fly flags at half-staff for Texas shooting victims

Posted at 6:49 PM, May 18, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder is joining President Donald Trump’s call to lower Michigan and U.S. flags to half-staff through sunset on Tuesday to honor the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas.

Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff. Flags should be returned to full-staff Tuesday evening.

The shootings Friday morning killed 10 people, most of them students, and wounded 10 others.

When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.