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Donald Trump Will Meet with Students from Florida High School Shooting

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President Donald Trump will meet on Wednesday with about 15-20 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where last week’s school shooting occurred, according to a White House official.

A senior White House source spoke to Fox News and CNN about the upcoming meeting.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed on Tuesday that members of the Parkland, Florida, community would attend the meeting as well as individuals from past school shootings.

The White House has described the meeting as a “listening session” during which the president will hear attendees’ views about gun violence and school safety. The meeting is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. Eastern at the White House.

“As the president has said many times, it is the right of every American child to grow up in a safe community,” Sanders said. “No parent should ever have to wonder if their child will return home from school at the end of the day.”

Trump is hosting a meeting with law enforcement officials on Thursday.

*Update* The White House released a full list of the expected participants for Wednesday’s meeting

Darrell Scott, Founder of Rachel’s Challenge

Sandra Scott, Wife of Darrell Scott

Nicole Hockley, Sandy Hook Promise

Mark Barden, Sandy Hook Promise

Pastor Pasqual Urrabazo, Las Vegas, Nevada

Christine Hunschofsky, Mayor of Parkland

 

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Frederick Abt, Father

Michele Abt, Mother

Carson Abt, Parkland Student

Melissa Blank, Mother

Matthew Blank, Father

Jonathan Blank, Parkland Student

Julia Cordover, Parkland Student Body President

Alan Cordover, Father

Melanie Cordover, Mother

Cary Gruber, Father

Justin Gruber, Parkland Student

Andrew Klein, Father

Ariana Klein, Parkland Student

Traci Klein, Mother

Samuel Zeif, Parkland Student

 

Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter School

Gregory Baldwin, Parent

Zanette Childs, Student

Ishmael Childs, Student

Curtis Kelly, Parent

Zion Kelly, Parent

 

Friendship Public Charter School

Alaya Barnett, Student

Eric Blood, Teacher

Garry Cameron, Teacher

Jailyn Forde, Student

Liua Harbour, Teacher

Jerell King, Student

Curtis Lawrence, Teacher

Vielka Scott-Marcus, Teacher

Gregory Spears, Teacher

Aaron Spruill, Student

Brandon Thompson, Teacher

 

Parkmont

Nijole Gedutis, Parent

Precious Jenkins, Student

Erin Lidz, Teacher

Shannon Morris, Teacher

 

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