Something that has interested me is the practice of some institutions to fly their flags halfway down the flag pole. Some years ago our school in Dodge did this after a couple of students were killed in a car wreck. I questioned it then,, telling principal only the governor, or president could authorize the flyin at "half staff" .

I see that Hofstra University has done it after a Student was killed in a home invasion recently. So found reference to the rules

Of course the university called it "half mast" which is done on ship not land which is "half staff"

If we don't count our blessings
We are just wasting our time