Governor Rick Scott has ordered all flags in the state be lowered to half-staff in honor of Wednesday's shooting victims.
He spoke at a press briefing on February 14th saying, "How could this happen in this state? This is a state focused on keeping all our children safe. You come to the conclusion, this is absolutely pure evil."
At the same press briefing, Attorney General Pam Bondi announced the state will pay the funeral expenses of all the victims, and the state will also pay for counseling for surviving victims and families.