AUGUSTA — Maine Gov. Paul LePage has ordered flags on all public buildings and grounds to be lowered to half-staff for a day in honor of the victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

The flags will be at half-staff until Tuesday afternoon.

LePage says the shootings are a wake-up call to politicians to address the problem of people with mental illness getting access to guns. He says blaming guns is not the solution to curbing mass shootings and gun violence.

Faculty, staff and some students returned to Umpqua Community College on Monday for the first time since a gunman killed nine people last week.

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