TO:                  Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Management and Development

FROM:            Governor Rick Scott

DATE:            May 18, 2018

RE:                  Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of the Tragedy at Santa Fe High School

In honor and remembrance of the victims of the act of violence committed at the Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas on May 18, 2018, I hereby direct the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida.  The flags shall be lowered immediately and remain at half-staff until the expiration of President Donald J. Trump’s national directive until sunset on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

Governor Rick Scott said, “My wife, Ann, and I are devastated to learn of the tragic school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas today. I spoke to Texas Governor Greg Abbott and offered any assistance or support they may need in response to this horrific act of violence against innocent students, teachers, and law enforcement. As we continue to mourn the loss we experienced in Florida on February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, we unfortunately know the enormity of the grief they are experiencing and our hearts are broken over this senseless tragedy.”

Please see the Proclamation by President Donald J. Trump directing flags to half-staff: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-proclamation-honoring-victims-tragedy-santa-fe-texas/

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