During the White House press briefing Wednesday afternoon, a young elementary school aged journalist was called by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to ask a question.
"And the young colleague in the back. Hopefully these aren't as tough as Bring Your Kids to Work Day questions," Sanders said in good humor.
"At my school we recently had a lock down drill. One thing that affects mine and others students mental health is to worry about the fact that we or our friends could get shot at school," the boy asked, reading from a sheet of paper. "Specifically can you tell me what the administration has done and will do to prevent these senseless tragedies."
"As a kid and certainly as a parent, there is nothing that can be more terrifying than for a kid to go to school and not feel safe, so I'm sorry that you feel that way," Sanders responded, holding back tears. "This administration takes it seriously and the school safety commission that the president convened is meeting this week, again an official meeting, 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 to make their parents feel good about dropping them off."
Watch the exchange below:
"I think that as a kid and certainly as a parent, there is nothing that could be more terrifying for a kid to go to school and not feel safe."— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 30, 2018
During the @WhiteHouse press briefing, @PressSec Sarah Sanders answered a young boy's question about school safety. pic.twitter.com/rwWBZJ6OYN