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Gun Violence

A student reporter brought Sarah Huckabee Sanders to tears asking about school shootings

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders might have hoped a student journalist who attended Wednesday's White House press briefing would go easy on her — instead, he delivered the toughest question of the day.

"One thing that affects my and other students' mental health is the worry about the fact that we or our friends could get shot at school," began the student. "Specifically, can you tell me what the administration has done and will do to prevent these senseless tragedies?"

The question stood in stark contrast to what Sanders brought up, the "Bring Your Kids to Work Day" press briefing where she was asked about President Trump's favorite candy. Sanders, who has three children, choked up while answering the young reporter.

"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, so I'm sorry that you feel that way," said Sanders. "This administration takes it seriously, and the school safety commission that the president convened is meeting this week to discuss the best ways forward and how we can do every single thing within our power to protect kids in our schools." Watch the exchange below, via CNN. Summer Meza