President Donald Trump will host individuals impacted by some of the country’s worst school shootings for a listening session at the White House on Wednesday, according to press secretary Sarah Sanders.
Sanders told reporters Tuesday that community members and victims from last week’s Parkland, Fla. school shooting, as well as victims from the Columbine and Sandy Hook shootings, have been invited to meet at the White House.
Sanders said the listening session would focus on a “wide range of issues.”
“You have a number of people that have unfortunately been through horrific tragedy like the one we saw in Parkland, Florida, last week as well as some that hope they never have to go through that,” Sanders said. “This is a listening session to see what can be done better, what the actual concerns of the students are, what they would like to see.”
After the shooting in Parkland, a number of students have called for marches across the country to promote new gun restrictions. The White House has so far only stated support for a bill that would seek to improve the national background check system.
The briefing is Sanders’ first in a week, after the White House cancelled a Valentine’s Day briefing, citing the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
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