Has there been a national tragedy in the past few hours?
I came home from school today and saw that the local fire department was lowering its flag to half-staff; something they do when there has been a national (or local) tragedy. I guess whatever it was happened while I was at school, because it was flying at full staff when I left today. They fly the flag at half-staff when there's been a national tragedy (for example, they flew the flag at half-staff when Neil Armstrong passed away). However, they also fly the flag at half staff when there has been a local tragedy (they flew it half-staff when the Fire Chief passed away two years ago).
I've checked a couple of news sites, and read the newspaper (what was left of it, Dad took most of it to work) but so far all they're talking about are topics such as our budget and gun restrictions. Anyone know?
(P.S I live in America)