US flags to fly at half mast over Nashville shooting

The flags on the official buildings of USA They will fly at half mast until March 31 as a sign of respect for the victims of the school shooting this Monday in Nashville, Tennessee, in which three children and three adults were shot to death at a private Christian school.

The order, signed by US President Joe Biden, stipulates that the country’s flags in the White House, as well as in all public buildings in the country, in military ships and ports, and in embassies and consulates abroad, They will fly at half mast until sunset Friday.

After finding out what happened today in Nashville, Biden stressed in a speech that we must do "further" to protect the educational centers of the country.

"We must do more to stop gun violence. We must do more to protect our schools so they don’t become prisons. I ask Congress again to pass my ban on firearms"she said at the start of a Washington summit on women entrepreneurs.

Three minors and three adults died in the shooting, in which the alleged attacker, identified as a 28-year-old trans person, was killed by the Police. She was carrying two rifles and a pistol.

The Covenant school, where the attack took place, is a private center that serves students from preschool to sixth grade, that is, up to about 11 years old.

So far this year, there have been at least 30 reported incidents involving firearms in schools in the United States, which have left 8 dead and 23 injured, according to data from the organization Everytown for Gun Safety.

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