Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, became audible during Wednesday's press conference when she answered a student's question about school shootings.
Student Benje Choucroun, 13, was in the White House for Kids' Fitness An event for Time for Kids, but he was called while sitting in the White House press corps. He said his school had recently done a lockdown exercise.
When he read a piece of paper, he said that worrying about the fact that we or our friends could be shot at school would affect the mental health of the students.
"More precisely," the boy asked, "can you tell me what the administration has done and will do to prevent these senseless tragedies?"
Ms. Sanders, her voice sometimes broke, replied, "I think that as a child, and certainly as a parent, there is nothing more terrible for a child to go to school and feel insecure, I'm sorry you
She continued, "This government is taking it seriously, and the School Safety Commission convened by the President is meeting again this week, an official meeting to discuss the best ways and how we can manage everything to do our utmost to protect children in our schools and to give them a feeling of security and to give their parents a good feeling of dropping them. "
President Trump has demanded, after some commotion, shootings at school, but it went little beyond the creation of the commission overseen by Betsy DeVos, the education secretary
After a shootout at Douglas High School by Marjory Stonem In February, Mr. Trump said he would be reviewing stricter background controls and a higher minimum age for the purchase of assault weapons. Englisch: www.mjfriendship.de/en/index.php?op…01&Itemid=37. He also suggested arming the teachers and giving them a bonus to carry weapons.
These proposals did not work. He later said on Twitter that there was "not much political support (to say the least)" about raising the minimum age.
In the only tangible action, Attorney General Jeff Sessions introduced regulations in March to ban so-called Bump Stocks, a device that was deployed in Las Vegas last year. But the ban has not come into force and could still be challenged by arms rights groups.