White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Chokes Up While Answering A Kid's Question About School Shooting

May 31, 2018

On average, there has been 1 school shooting every week in the US this year. So far, 23 school shooting took place where someone was injured or killed, according to CNN.

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This issue was addressed to the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, on a press briefing. A question concerning the shootings, asked by a young student, made Sanders very emotional.

During the briefing, 13-year-old Benje Choucroun asked:

At my school, we recently had a lockdown drill. One thing that affects mine and other students' mental health is to worry about the fact that we or our friends could get shot at school. Specifically, can you tell me about what the administration has done and will do to prevent these senseless tragedies?

When answering, Sanders choked up with emotions, saying how sorry she is that Choucroun feels that way and that there’s nothing scarier for a kid to go to a school where he doesn’t feel safe. She said:

This administration takes it seriously, and the school-safety commission that the president convened is meeting this week ... to discuss the best ways forward and how we can do every single thing within our power to protect kids in our schools and to make them feel safe and make their parents feel good about dropping them off.

People discussed her reaction on Twitter:

The most recent shooting took place at a high school in Texas. It left 10 people dead. President Trump promised he and the White House would do everything they can to prevent school shootings but, there haven’t been any actions taken as of yet.

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