Skip to Content

Oregon flags to half-staff for shooting victims


Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber on Monday ordered all flags at public institutions statewide to be lowered and flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday in honor of two recent school shooting victims .

“In one week, we lost two young Oregonians to shootings at Reynolds High School and Seattle Pacific University,” Kitzhaber said.

“We’ve learned this week that Emilio Hoffman and Paul Lee both liked to make people smile, had kind hearts and were embarking on opportunities at new schools,” the governor added.

“I am devastated to know their potential and dreams were cut short by senseless acts of violence,” Kitzhaber said. “o the family and friends of Emilio and Paul, their school communities, and emergency responders, we stand with you.”

Article Topic Follows: News

Jump to comments ↓

KTVZ News Team


KTVZ NewsChannel 21 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content