Gov orders flags to half-staff in honor of Texas shooting victims

Governor Andy Beshear and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are among those reacting to the shooting deaths of 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Texas Tuesday.

The governor issued a statement saying, “As a parent, it’s hard to comprehend the devastating loss in Texas. This senseless act of violence is unacceptable and should be condemned. These were all children of God, gone too soon. Kentucky stands with all those mourning and we hold them close in prayer.”

Meanwhile, Senator McConnell tweeted: “Horrified and heartbroken by reports of the disgusting violence directed at innocent schoolkids in Uvalde, Texas. The entire country is praying for the children, families, teachers, and staff and the first responders on the scene.”

The governor directed flags to be flown at half-staff at state office buildings until sunset Saturday in honor of the victims.