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Anderson Co. flag to fly half-staff for school shooting victims

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Firefighters raise flag pole at Townville FD. (Sep. 29, 2016/FOX Carolina) Firefighters raise flag pole at Townville FD. (Sep. 29, 2016/FOX Carolina)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The county flag on all Anderson County building will be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the Townville Elementary shooting.

The flag will be lowered beginning Friday evening and will remain at half-staff though Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Townville Fire Department had a flag pole installed on the property Thursday to join in honoring the victims.

Below is the full statement from the Anderson County Administration:

The Anderson County flag will be flown at half-staff at all Anderson County buildings beginning Friday evening through Wednesday of next week in honor of the victims of the Townville Elementary school shooting; and, in appreciation of all first responders who performed their duties extraordinarily through an unimaginable event in our community. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the teacher, the two 6 year old boys, their families and the school faculty as they begin the road of healing; to the firefighter who selflessly gave his all for the safety of others; Anderson County law enforcement and paramedics, and all first responders and agencies who assisted during the tragic events of Wednesday, September 28th.

Please know our prayers include ALL families who have been touched by this horror and wish for our community to embrace each and every family member touched by this tragedy with love, compassion, and understanding. May God bless them all. 

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