White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders almost lost her composure at Wednesday's press briefing after a young boy asked a question about the fear that he and his classmates share that they'll "get shot" at school.
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Sanders called on him during the question-and-answer session.
"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".
The teenager said he "was surprised that she got emotional", but that he wouldn't have changed it because "it made me feel like I was drawing attention to the issue". "To see a young student from Marin asking strong questions, it's great".
There have been almost two dozen school shootings in the U.S. so far this year in which someone was hurt or killed, according to CNN.
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Trump, who recently spoke at the National Rifle Association's annual gathering, has done little on the federal front to rein in guns laws or improve school safety following a spate of school shootings.
He banned the sale of bump stocks and promised tougher mental health checks in the wake of February's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
An aspiring journalist, Choucroun said successful reporters should be able to put aside their preconceived notions when they cover a story. "But the story here is that school shootings need to be stopped, and that's what people need to focus on".
But when it came time to actually answer his question, she had nothing.
Benje said it was "intimidating" to ask the question in front of "big names in journalism" but the aspiring journalist is glad his voice was heard.