Mayor orders flags to half staff

Mayor orders flags to half staff

Flags at Spokane City buildings will fly at half staff until sundown on February 19 to honor the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida.

Spokane Mayor David Condon made the order Friday morning following the declaration by President Donald Trump directing flags to be flown at half staff.

“Spokane sends its deepest sympathies and condolences to all those touched by the devastating tragedy in Parkland, Florida,” Condon said. “We join the country in mourning those who have lost their lives and supporting the friends, families and loved ones of those who were killed or injured in this senseless attack.”

Citizens and businesses are encouraged to join the recognition.

The first funeral for a victim of the shooting took place Friday morning. 14 year old Alyssa Alhadeff was killed Wednesday when 19 year old Nikolas Cruz walked into the Florida school and starting shooting.

17 people were killed. Cruz is being held without bond on 17 counts of premeditated murder.