Trump holds listening session with students on mass shootings


"It stops here with this administration and me", he said.

Also, spreading former military service members throughout schools "could very well solve your problem", Trump said in the White House State Dining Room.

"I'm only 15 years old".

"I'm very angry that this happened", said Pollack. 9/11 happened once - and they fixed everything.

Trump pledged to work on addressing school shootings after the listening session. "Eternity. My lovely daughter, I'm never gonna see again".

Some survivors of the shooting also described their experience in the February 14 attack.

"In my mind, as a kid, nothing that awful should ever have to happen to you", Blank added. "You can't even think about it".

Facing increased pressure to take some sort of action after the February 14 shooting, Trump at one point flatly asked the gathering for solutions.

"Please, Mr. President", he begged. he went on to cite qualifications for weapons in Israel, which mandates significant training and an age requirement at 27. That is enough. Let's get together, work with the president, and fix the schools.

A Washington Post-ABC News poll released this week said 86 percent of respondents who identified themselves as Democrats said stricter gun control laws could have prevented the Florida shooting, while 67 percent who identified as Republicans said stricter laws could not have prevented the massacre.

Crying Douglas student Samuel Zeif said, " I don't understand why I could still go in a store and buy a weapon of war, an A.R. "We need more firearms on campus, we need better background checks, and we need to study more on mental health".

"There are always crackpots in situations like this who come out of the woodwork with this irrational, this paranoia-fueled nonsense - it happened after Sandy Hook, too", Jimmy Kimmel said on Wednesday's Kimmel Live.

Kimmel asked viewers, especially Trump supporters, if they believe these students "are actors who are part of some kind of deep-state, left-wing conspiracy", and if the answer was yes, he had "some bad news": "You're insane". "I think a lot of people are going to be opposed to it. I'm not going to rest".

After listening to a series of emotional stories and please to increase school safety, the president floated the idea of arming teachers and school staff.

Just hours after Trump seemed to air support for it, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, pushed back on the plan.

He said the U.S. reacted swiftly to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Also present were Darrell and Sandra Scott, whose daughter was killed in the Columbine, Colorado, shooting, and Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden, who lost children in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. "And let's never let this happen again". In the aftermath of this horrific nightmare, students and parents of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have turned into activists with steely determination to make our schools safe.