Fox News reports that a young boy recently asked Sarah Sanders a question about school shootings at Wednesday's press briefing. The question caused the White House press secretary to tear up, and it is quite evident that she had a difficult time answering the question.
The boy, who wasn't at the time identified, said he recently had a lockdown drill while at school. They had this drill in his classroom in response to recent school shootings. The kid and his friends are concerned about the effect of the drills and what it might do to the mental health of those who are attending school.
Many kids are worried that they might get "shot at school," said the kid.
In response to the kid's question, Sarah Sanders claimed that she is deeply sorry that so many children throughout the country feel unsafe in schools. She then promised the boy that President Trump is doing all he can to prevent such school shootings.
"I think that as a kid and certainly as a parent, there is nothing that could be more terrifying for a kid to go to school and not feel safe, so I'm sorry that you feel that way," she said, holding back tears.
"This administration takes it seriously," she said, adding that Trump's school safety commission is meeting again this week to find the "best way forward."
You can watch her full response at the video below.
President Trump has recently called for some teachers to be armed after 17 people were killed at a high school in Parkland, Florida in February. Another attack at Sante Fe High School left 10 others dead earlier this month.
On Thursday, reports claimed that President Trump spent more than an hour offering private condolences to some of the families affected by this month's deadly Texas school shooting. Trump was in Texas while his newly formed school safety commission met outside of Washington. The establishment of this commission is part of the president's chosen solution to combat the rising problem of gun violence inside of America's schools.
On May 18, President Trump was deeply troubled by the shooting at Sante Fe High School which left a total of eight students and two teachers dead. One student faces capital murder charges in the aftermath of the attack.
As the Parkland students — who earlier this year were also victims of a tragic school shooting — have become vocal advocates of increased gun control, President Trump has become a rallying cry for their anger. During Trump's visit to Florida in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, aides kept him clear of the school, which, according to sources, would have been a site of protests.
Trump did, however, meet with victims at a local hospital and paid tribute to first responders.
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