White House To Host Discussion On School Safety

posted by Tom Alexander - 

Students, parents and teachers are heading to the White House Wednesday to talk about school violence. President Donald Trump is hosting the meeting, which will include people representing victims and families affected by school shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, Columbine High School in Colorado and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday that the president supports improving background checks before gun purchases and has not ruled out bringing back a ban on assault weapons. In addition, Sanders said the Trump administration will work with the Department of Health and Human Services to improve treatment for people dealing with mental illness.

The discussion on school safety will continue at the White House on Thursday. That's when local officials and law enforcement leaders are expected to meet there to talk about how to prevent further school shootings.

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